After the New York Islanders put up four and lost against the Carolina Hurricanes last night, the Islanders best player by a mile – one of their leaders, their future, their dude –  just looked beaten. Whether he was mad at himself or his team, I have no idea, but John Tavares was personified “ugh” on the bench after the game.

You have to feel for the guy. He has goals in three straight losses (of the five straight as a team), he’s eighth in the NHL in scoring (15 points in 12 games), and it just seems like there’s nothing he can do. Hamonic can “snap” all he wants – batting in game-winners for your opponent would be annoying…

(Thanks to @garik16 & @ericdavidmorris for the .GIF)

… – but Tavares is under contract until 2018, and stuck being the guy trying to drag an Isles team whose ownership has shown no interest in winning to the playoffs. Guessing the ice feels tilted uphill at this point.