"Yes, Rose. You're flying." (Bruce Bennett)New York Islanders hockey is officially finished for the next two-and-a-half weeks. Until February 27, Long Island's hockey team will be inactive due to the NHL's Olympic Break, which they limped into by losing seven of the eight games leading up to Sochi.Playoff hopes are slim-to-none. The Islanders find themselves in 13th place in the Eastern Conference - 26th in the NHL - and twelve points out of a playoff spot with only 22 games remaining. At this point, all focus should be put towards any positives this hockey team can salvage out of the dismal 2013-14 season.Perhaps the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games will give Isles fans a starting point.While the Olympic Games will not have any direct effect on the Islanders, or their place in the standings,...

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