With the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils still playing for the Stanley Cup, it's time for the New York Islanders and their fans to start thinking about 2012-13.
Success is often built in the offseason, especially if a team is coming off a rough campaign. A record of 34-37-11 qualifies as a pretty tough season.
In such circumstances, it's necessary to make changes, no matter how good the young core is becoming. I'm not saying to dismantle it, but the Islanders could use some new faces, as well as