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Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since February as Isles training camp heads into its second and final week, with three preseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Top Five Picks: On The Clock

This article was written by Christoper Morais. He can be found on twitter @fuzzychris91 Choosing whom to take first overall in a fantasy hockey draft is never easy. Starting with the wrong player could destroy a team from the start. It’s important to do some research and find the perfect player to start your lineup. Let’s take a look at the top five players in this years fantasy...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Fantasy Projections 2014 2015

Steven Ryan/Icon SMI Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2009 NYI 82 24 30 54 -14 2010 NYI 79 29 38 67 -16 2011 NYI 82 31 50 81 -6 2012 NYI 48 28 19 47 -2 2013 NYI 59 24 42 66 -6 John Tavares | Center Forward Rank: #4 Team:  New York Islanders Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/20/1990...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Metro Division Preview: New York Islanders

Welcome to Buckeye State Hockey’s Metropolitan Division preview for this upcoming season! Through the next week or so, each Buckeye State Hockey writer will analyze a divisional opponent, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also be having some comments from bloggers specific to those teams discussing off-season moves or forecasts for the upcoming season. Also, we’ll...
Via BS Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Trending Up

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Not only was it the first extended layoff he’d experienced during a five-year pro career, but it’s also the longest he’s ever gone between games since taking up the sport. Seven months is an agonizing absence for a rink rat. And with NHL training camps set to open this week, there might not be another player in the league more excited...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: John Tavares is fully recovered from knee injury

John Tavares from the New York Islanders is 100% ready for training camp and to start playing hockey again. #474397243 / gettyimages.comThe Islanders lost their captain John Tavares during the Olympic season when he severely injured his knee playing a game for team Canada. He missed the final 22 games of the regular season after he severely injured his MCL and Meniscus. Tavares...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why John Tavares is optimistic about the Islanders

The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on Tuesday at an NHL event at a Newark high school, his team having signed starter Jaroslav...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares On The Upcoming Season

from Brett Crygalis of the New York Post, “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on Tuesday at an NHL event at a Newark High School, his team having signed starter Jaroslav Halak to a four-year, $18 million deal, and added established backup Chad Johnson on a two-year, $2.6 million deal. “To have those two guys set and to know that our...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Depth Chart 2014 2015

New York Islanders C 1. John Tavares  2. Mikhail Grabovski  3. Frans Nielsen  4. Ryan Strome  5. Casey Cizikas  6. Anders Lee  L 1. Michael Grabner  2. Matt Martin  3. Cory Conacher  4. Johan Sundstrom  5. Eric Boulton  6. Brock Nelson  7. Michael Dal Colle ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey: Point Per Game NHL Players Next Season

Sidney CrosbyRyan GetzlafClaude GirouxTyler SeguinCorey PerryPhil KesselTaylor HallAlex OvechkinJamie BennAnze KopitarJohn Tavares Evgeni MalkinPatrick KaneThomas VanekNathan MacKinnonJason SpezzaMatt DucheneLogan CoutureHenrik ZetterbergHenrik SedinDaniel SedinSteven StamkosPavel DatsyukNicklas BackstromJoe ThorntonJoe PavelskiThank you to the HF Boards community for inspiring this list !!!
Via Hockey Fan Land
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders announce new ownership structure

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and London based investor Scott Malkin has reached a definitive agreement to purchase a substantial minority interest in the team. The Islanders team website: Under the terms of the agreement, Charles Wang will continue as majority shareholder and Governor of the Islanders...
Via Sports-Glory
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares Ready For Training Camp

from Cory Wright of the Islanders website, For a born winner and fierce competitor like John Tavares, a six-month summer break is just too long. Sure, the weather’s nice and having some downtime with friends and family is great, but the Islanders captain would rather work through June. “While the summer’s been good for other reasons, it’s been too long and I...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospective New York Islanders buyer ceases negotiations

The New York Islanders seemingly can’t go five minutes without giving us a reason to chuckle. Usually, it’s a front office decision that leads to the laughter, but this time it goes all the way up to the ownership suite. Prospective buyer, Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway, has apparently ceased negotiations to buy the team. ISLES: Source said Philadelphia...
Via Sports-Glory
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavares’ knee ‘back to normal,’ cleared for full activity

Some good news regarding the health of Islanders captain John Tavares — his recovery from a torn MCL and meniscus in his left knee is going along swimmingly. “Everything’s pretty much back to normal,” Tavares said, per Buffalo’s WGR550 radio. “I was cleared last week to resume full activity, so I skated with the London Knights [of the Ontario Hockey League] as they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New York Islanders missed the playoffs

To say this year was a disappointment for the Islanders is to say last year was an amusement. The 2013 season was a full-on thrill in Uniondale, a heady reawakening of a franchise and a fanbase that culminated in the team’s first playoff appearance in seven years. Last year was as much an “amusement ride” as Japan’s Takabisha coaster. This year, then, was as much a disappointment...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares Cheers Up Fan Jake Lotocki, Proving That Sports Stars Can Be Role Models!

       It is hard nowadays to really admire athletes anymore. Some of them holding out because they demand a bigger or longer contract. Others not wanting to perform because they are experiencing turf toe. Thankfully New York Islanders Center John Tavares (who is out for the remainder of the season with an injury) gave me a breath of fresh air and reminded me that NOT ALL sports...
Via KC Sports Ninja
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares gives jersey to little Islanders fan mocked at MTS Centre

A Winnipeg Sun story about an 11-year-old hockey fan who was taunted at a Jets game last week has struck a chord with NHL star John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Jake Lotocki is an Islanders fan who attended last Tuesday’s Winnipeg-Islanders game wearing his Tavares jersey. But the experience turned ugly when he was jeered by several fans after the game, one getting in his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares gives mocked 11-year-old Islanders fan autographed jersey

A story from the Winnipeg Sun Monday, regarding 11-year-old Jake Lotocki being verbally harassed by Jets fans during the Jets-Islanders meeting March 4, caught the attention of none other than Islanders’ captain John Tavares. Lotocki, an Islanders fan since the age of two, attended the game with his mother, and was sporting his Tavares jersey. “Every time the Jets have played...
Via New York Sports-Kings
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No Tavares? No Problem! Anders Lee Helps Kyle Okposo Stay Hot

When John Tavares blew out his knee in Sochi the fantasy hockey gods mocked us and Kyle Okposo (3 A, 3 SOG, +1) might have died a little inside. We all knew that Thomas Vanek was on his way out the door after he turned down a sizeable, long term deal from the Isles and when he was shipped to the Habs at the deadline Okie and his owners had to wonder what the hell he’d be doing...
Via Razzball Hockey
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'NHL Revealed' makes its way to Sochi with unprecedented access

Eight days ago, John Tavares' hockey season ended in Sochi, Russia, and the NHL Revealed cameras were able to cover it. At the same time, on Long Island, the New York Islanders were finding out about Tavares -- far and away their best player -- going down for the rest of the year. NHL Revealed's cameras were able to cover it, too.  I've written about the show, which...
Via Awful Announcing
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: Assessing the damage of the Tavares injury

New York Islanders: Assessing the damage of the Tavares injuryThe last thing Islanders fans want to hear right now – after watching their team stumble through another season, after watching Thomas Vanek flee for greener pastures, after watching John Tavares crumble to the ice in another team’s jersey – is “look at the bright side.” But what other choice do they have? After...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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