Time for a major overhaul!
Nanmae Islanders

Poughkeepsie, NY

#1 Jan 16, 2012
I have been an Islander fan since 1975 and I am absolutely disgusted by Wang, Milbury/Snow and the long line of non-name coaches we've had over the last 12 years. We need to make some big changes to return this team back to its full glory. Here are four easy steps we can take:
(1) Wang must go - he has no interest other than furthering his own development plans and the Islanders are nothing more than a weak pawn in that game (not that politicians involved are angels either - they, like Wang, are just in it for what they can get).

(2) Then fire Snow - he was a mediocre backup goalie and an even worse GM. We have so much young talent and yet we are perennial bottom dwellers. The man doesn't have a clue (not sure he really understands the game) and has no understanding of the unwritten rules (the Nabby thing is so humiliating!).

(3) And then fire the entire coaching staff - no one (!) knows how to bring out the best in these young kids. Few other teams have had as many high draft picks as the Isles and yet no one else sucks the way we do. Each year we are a sub–0.500 team (only once in the last 12 years have we finished with a winning record), we rarely finish 4th or 5th in our division, and who here remembers the playoffs? Since the 1999-200 season, we are 377-426-118; 0.409 winning %age! Clearly no one at the helm knows what the hell they are doing and it is about time we clean house. No business would have tolerated this nonsense for this long!

(4) And, please, please just take DiPietro out back and out a bullet in him! Actually it wouldn't even take a bullet to take him out ... a few quick insults and he will be on the IR permanently. Even when he was healthy (which was when exatly?), he was never the game saver he was touted as being. He is a remarkably average goalie - I have no idea why he went No 1, other than it must have been a very weak draft year. BTW, thanks Mike for trading away Luongo for this glass-act! Even Mickey Mouse is embarrassed by us! I would rather see this team move to KC and start winning again than keep it here and continue to suffer this BS.

The same thing happens each year - by the fifth game, I can't watch the Isles anymore because they are so frikin' pathetic and I spend the rest of the season just waiting for the Rangers to implode. Enough is enough. It will take a decade of winning to erase the complete bullshit we have had to live through these last 12 years!

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