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The New York Islanders are ready to name their next captain. After Mark Streit signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers this summer, the Isles knew they would have to select their 14th captain in franchise history. Who would take over the role? Is that a question you really had to ask? John Tavares will soon be named the new captain of the New York Islanders, as reported by Arthur Staple of Newsday. This might be the least surprising hockey news of the summer. Even when Streit was the captain of the Islanders, Tavares has been the face of the team ever since he came up in the NHL back in 2009-10. During his four years in the NHL, Tavares has grown from a talented youngster into a lethal offensive weapon and a "lead by example" player. [follow]
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After being picked first overall in the 2009 draft, John Tavares has become the face of the New York Islanders franchise. The 22-year-old center has become the team’s go-to center and is quickly becoming one of the top forwards in the league. Now, following the departure of defenseman Mark Streit, the window is open for Tavares to be named the team’s next...
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Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend! The calendar has changed to September now, and NHL training camps are fast approaching. The Isles will head into camp looking to improve from last seasons eighth place finish in the Eastern Conference. The...
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The Isles announced yesterday that they will be holding a mini rookie camp starting this Friday, until next Tuesday, September 10th. The Isles will then take their physical's on the 11th at Nassau Coliseum, and hit the ice for the first time...
Today is the conclusion of the âUnder Pressureâ series and we will examine the Islandersâ goalie who has the most pressure on him entering the 13-14 season. A case could be made that the top three goalies in the organization all have something to prove this season and this position by far is the biggest question mark as the team enters training camp which starts in...
[Photo: Elsa/Getty Images] Training camp for the Philadelphia Flyers will begin on September 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. Players such as Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit will be hitting the ice as members of the Flyers for the first time. Stanley cup champion Ray Emery will be making his return. You will get the first [...]