Opportunity has turned to uncertainty for the Islanders, who will gather Tuesday for exit interviews and goodbyes following Sunday’s elimination at the hands of the Lightning.
Who knows what the team will look like when it convenes again in September for a training camp that already will be a bit fractured with captain John Tavares playing for Canada in the World Cup and current Isles Frans Nielsen and Jaroslav Halak part of Team Europe.
“I don’t think we really know the chance we had, with (Steven) Stamkos and (Anton) Stralman out for them,” Nielsen said Sunday.
They know full well about the uncertainty. Here are five questions awaiting answers for the Islanders this offseason.