Post Tagged with: "John Tavares"

Anders Lee has figured prominently into the Islanders' offense as of late and is a great low-risk option for fantasy managers in the playoffs. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Islanders Must Add Two Pieces

While dropping a game to the formidable St. Louis Blues is certainly nothing to panic over, the manner in which the New York Islanders lost on Saturday afternoon exposed two […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
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Islanders: Contenders or Pretenders? (An Analytical Approach)

Every season at least one team that spent the prior year in the league’s basement gets off to a hot start and shocks the world. As the encore to their Cinderella […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 2 comments · Advanced Stats, New York Islanders
Nielsen might not be the most outspoken member of the Islanders, but he has clearly led by example since becoming a mainstay with New York. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

The Evolution Of Frans Nielsen

He’s always been very serious and very driven. I’m not at all surprised that he’s reached his goal. I remember when he was a kid, and we’d watch Herning’s games […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
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Your Stanley Cup Champion in June Will Be…

Stanley Cup predictions are aplenty. Here at the start of December, it may be too early to confidently make predictions. At the same time, there has been a winnowing away […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 39 comments · Previews and Predictions
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Flyers Backcheck: Mason’s 46 Saves Not Good Enough?

The New York Islanders threw everything they had, and more, at Flyers goalie Steve Mason on Monday night. The seven-year veteran saw an astounding 46 shots on net in Philadelphia’s […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Islanders Show Significant Improvement over Streak

It’s generally a pretty safe assumption to say that if your team allows 3 goals or less, it has a pretty good chance of winning games in the NHL. For […]

by · November 15, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Steven Stamkos has good career numbers against the Bruins, so feel free to buy the centerman for a night.

John Tavares vs. Steven Stamkos

John Tavares and Steven Stamkos have a lot in common. Both are young superstar centers that were drafted first overall in their draft classes to struggling teams. Stamkos was drafted […]

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NHL Surprises So Far

Heading into mid-November, the NHL has seen some notable surprises. Teams that were projected to be top contenders prior to the start of the season are having a bit of […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 3 comments · Power Rankings
Led by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares, the New York Islanders have been a resilient bunch, and it has helped them become one of the most successful teams in the NHL during the early portions of the '14-'15 hockey season. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Overtime Edition

Apparently 60 minutes of hockey was not enough for all three games on the NHL schedule Wednesday night.  Each game needed some extra time and one even needed more than […]

by · November 6, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
The Anaheim Ducks starting goalie for the season. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 Biggest Early Surprises of the 2014-15 NHL Season

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror — Hans Georg Gadamer Most people seem to enjoy opinion-based lists, whether they be found here at The Hockey Writers or elsewhere […]

Ryan Strome has been on a roll lately and hockey fans are starting to take note. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Tavares and Strome: Islanders Match Made in Heaven

I wrote earlier before the season that the Islanders were going to have a lot of options for the first line left wing. In a somewhat surprising decision, the winner […]

by · October 25, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Everett's Mirco Mueller is rising up some draft boards (Photo by Christopher Mast)

Sharks Rookie Mueller Shuts Down Tavares

Size & Speed A 6’3” defensive defenseman who is also a strong skater. That is Sharks rookie Mirco Mueller. Few defenseman feature his size and skating ability. Fluid skating defensemen […]