Post Tagged with: "John Tavares"

Michael Grabner stepped up his play after returning from the Olympics, but has been sidelined lately due to a concussion. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Five Keys to Tonight’s Islanders/Rangers Clash

The New York Islanders are on the verge of a season sweep over their bitter rivals from Manhattan, but tonight’s game will feature two less stars than previous meetings. With Kyle Okposo and […]

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NHL Top 10: The Rich Get Richer, Fowl Play and Hot-Hot Hossa

As the 2014-2015 NHL season gets closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL Top 10 will measure the 10  best teams around the league on a weekly basis. The […]

The Islanders and Rangers have had an intense rivalry for quite a while now and their last match-up at Nassau Coliseum could be one to remember. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Are The Rangers A Matchup Nightmare For The Islanders?

Over the last two decades, Islanders fans haven’t had much of a chance to sit back and ponder who their team could potentially match up with in the postseason. Making […]

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Time for a Change? Examining the NHL’s Point System.

There’s always talk among hockey fans about what can be done to change the game. Some ideas are radical, some actually happen, and others just fade away. Some people feel […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
Do either New York teams want to match up against one another in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Stanley Cup Playoff Series We All Wanna See

Matchups, matchups, matchups. Rivalries, both geographically and competitively over the years make for intriguing story-lines and terrific games. When it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there are some historically […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 30 comments · Top 10 Lists
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Islanders: Better This Season in Almost Every Way

The New York Islanders have seemingly done a 180 this season and are one of the league’s top team’s after being amongst the Eastern Conference’s basement dwellers just one year […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
New York Islanders captain John Tavares speaking to the media at the 2015 NHL All-Star media day. (Credit: Andy Dudones/Staff)

Patience Paying off for John Tavares, Islanders

What a difference a year makes. Last year on this date, John Tavares and the New York Islanders were dead last in the Metropolitan Division with a 21-25-8 record. This […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Despite being tied for ninth in the NHL in scoring, Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets was the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft's top overall pick. (Credit: Andy Dudones/Staff)

Ovechkin, Johansen Impress with Sweetest Moves of All-Star Weekend

Don’t worry, we get it. The NHL All-Star Game lacks a few attributes that fans love about hockey. There are no hits, penalties, icing, or offside calls. The worst scrum […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend
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Has the Isles Top Line Found Their Missing Link?

For years, the debate among fans has been the need to get players who can play with John Tavares and compliment his game.  For a while, Matt Moulson filled that […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 2 comments · New York Islanders
Habs' fans have history of being somewhat irritable when things  are not going well for the team.

When Fans Lose Hold of Reality

If you’ve ever cheered a goal, you’re a fan. If you’ve ever booed the opposition, you’re a fan. If you’ve ever lined up at midnight so you could buy the […]

Playing in a win-now mentality is one thing, patiently building a product that could sustain continued success is another. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Flyers Backcheck: Isles Dump Flyers in Final Nassau Meeting

That isn’t exactly how the Flyers would like to remember their final game at the run-down Nassau Coliseum. After combining for just one shootout goal in November, a combined 11 […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Kyle Okposo, Finally Living Up to His Potential

On Friday night Kyle Okposo became the second player to score four goals in a game this week when he did so against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 6-3 win. […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders