The math never lies, it does change a little.
This is a conference where 16 teams fight for only 8 playoff spots, unlike the West. It's not the days of 16 teams qualifying in a 21 team league. It's also far from the days of 2002-2003 where the one game over five hundred 83 point Islander team qualified.
Ryan Strome (or anyone) wants a place in this lineup they better earn it nightly now.
#isles It took 16 games over 500 for 8th seed in this conference last season. NY is three over five hundred. Were 19 over last season.— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) November 27, 2015
#isles All the words from players & management mean nothing unless the special teams improve and too many passengers start producing.— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) November 27, 2015
#isles Bottom line if the players like being on this team and playing for this coach as they say, it's time to show it on the ice.— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) November 27, 2015