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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|6|15

Last night’s game was not the best game they have played, but the Islanders managed to gain two points in Nashville, handing the Predators only their sixth regulation loss at home this season. John Tavares earned his 66th and 67th point last night, putting him in a three-way tie for the league lead in scoring with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin. Tavares was dominant all night...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares and the Pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy

For the next 18 games, John Tavares’ number one goal will be to win hockey games. There’s a very good chance that if a reporter even mutters the word “Art Ross Trophy” to him, the trophy given annually to the NHL leader in points, he’ll stare back at said reporter blankly, almost in shock that the reporter can’t think of something more important to talk about at this...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

“The Battle of New York” Heats Up Between the Rangers and Islanders

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders and Matt Hunwick #44 of the New York Rangers battle for the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders defeated the New York Rangers 4-1. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Rivalries are what make sports so enjoyable and “Battle of New York” between the New York Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Goals In The Career Of John Tavares

On June 26, 2009, General Manager Garth Snow walked up to the draft podium in Montreal. He had the first overall pick of the 47th NHL Entry Draft, and a pretty big decision to make. In the years leading up to this draft, talk was dominated by a young hockey player named John Tavares, who received “exceptional status” from the Ontario Hockey League at the age of 14, allowing him...
Via Islanders Insight
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Locker: Beginnings: John Tavares Airing On MSG

MSG NETWORK GOES HOME WITH ISLANDERS STAR JOHN TAVARES ** TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 ON MSG AND MSG+ FOLLOWING COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE ISLANDERS/RANGERS GAME. New York, NY (January 12, 2015) – MSG Network continues season four of “Beginnings” with a glimpse into the childhood of Islanders star John Tavares. The half-hour episode goes home to Oakville, Canada with the Islanders...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Week 7 Roundup: Islanders reemerge

History has shown us that the NHL standings come Thanksgiving are often a good indicator of where teams will be at the end of the season. With a few notable exceptions, the teams that are in playoff position at this time of year are usually able to hold on to those spots and make postseason runs in April. The teams that are off the back usually have to do something special to fight...
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patience is a virtue for the Islanders and John Tavares

The former child prodigy and number one overall pick of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, John Tavares, has been steadily improving and is now considered amongst the best players in the game. His drive and determination to be the best has no doubt kept him on the right path during the first portion of his NHL career. John Tavares has enduring some very lean times...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

8-year-old girl writes heartwarming letter to Islanders' John Tavares

This is a touching reminder of how a sports star can connect with a fanbase in a powerful fashion. John Tavares means a lot to New York Islanders fans (trust me I would know, I am wearing this shirt while typing this). He has absolutely revitalized a franchise once left for dead. Despite a disappointing season, Tavares’ injury, and ineptitude in the front office Islander fans continue...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders GM rips IOC after John Tavares' season-ending injury

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow saw his best player John Tavares suffer a season-ending knee injury in Canada’s 2-1 victory over Latvia on Wednesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Isles are 12 points out of a wild-card playoff spot and are likely destined for another top five NHL draft pick after losing their leading scorer and captain. As expected, Snow...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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