Post Tagged with: "John Tavares"

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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 […]

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For Islanders, Early Success A Taste of Things to Come

The Islanders won their home opener, as well as their first game this season, and went on the road to beat the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. That puts them […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
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2014 Senators Pre-Season: Opening Day Recap

The Ottawa Senators began their 2014-15 pre-season on Monday, playing two split-squad games against the New York Islanders at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Despite dressing one […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Ottawa Senators
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)

The Left Wing: Islanders Options Are Plentiful

For what the Islanders might have lacked in recent history in terms of defense and goaltending, they have had a bright spot on the first line left-wing. For years, Matt […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum will host the Isles' last home opener on October 11th, 2014.

Islander Fans Shouldn’t Forget About These Islanders

With the 2014-15 NHL season just around the corner, Islander fans have officially begun preparing for the swan song of Nassau Coliseum as the home for the New York Islanders. […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
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How Good Will the Islanders Be in 2014-15?

A lot has been made of the Islanders’ off season to this point- and with good reason. Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog ranked them the most improved team this off season. […]

by · August 23, 2014 · 5 comments · New York Islanders