Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: New York Islanders Edition
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 4, 2014
The Islanders went home and the Rangers went... After a decade away from the Stanley Cup Final, the Islanders looked like a contending team again. Salt in the wound: the back-up goalie for that Rangers team was none other than Glenn Healy.If you look closely at an Islanders fan today even 20 years later, you can still see the scars from that season. View gallery. If that season was a fairy tale, 1993-94 was a direct-to-discount DVD torture porn movie.The trouble started in the 1993 offseason, when Islanders GM Don Maloney gave up ace checking forward Tom Fitzgerald and goalie Glenn Healy in that year's expansion draft. The fans were never comfortable with Hextall and vice versa, and he went 27-26-6 in what would be his only season with the team.They finished 36-36-12 and thanks to a bad, bad Atlantic Division, qualified for the playoffs.