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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

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

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

John Tavares injury exhibits NHL's Olympic dilemma but risk is still worth reward

Islanders center John Tavares will miss the rest of the season due to an injury suffered while suiting up for Team Canada in Sochi. His owner, Charles Wang, surely can't be happy to be losing the team's star player. Plenty of owners don't want their players going to the Olympic games for just the case of what happened to Tavares. They argue that games and practices are...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 21, 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...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders F Tavares out for year with knee injury

John Tavares has had an NHL-season-ending injury at the Olympics. The New York Islanders say Tavares will not return to play for them this season because of a ligament and meniscus tear in his left knee. Tavares is expected to stay with Team Canada for the remainder of the Sochi Games before returning home for further evaluation. The star and captain of the Islanders was injured...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada's John Tavares out for rest of Olympics

Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury. Tavares was injured in a big hit along the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada's 2-1 victory Wednesday night. Tavares writhed on the ice in pain for several seconds before skating to the bench and going to Canada's dressing room. Canada coach Mike Babcock didn...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Tavares checked into linesman’s crotch

via @MapleLeafs All New York Islanders young stud John Tavares wanted to do was chase down a loose puck.  Toronto Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin had other ideas.  He laid a hard check on Tavares who was sent toward boards in what looked like a potentially nasty result. But instead of getting all the way to the boards, Tavares was sent right into the linesman’s crotch, which produced...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Tavares pulls out his own tooth

I think the grossest part of watching New York Islanders captain John Tavares pull out his own tooth is the moment you realize that the trainer is already holding a different tooth. The Islanders ended up losing to Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2 Friday night.  Hey, at least his team scored the same number of goals as the number of teeth he is now missing. Source: [CSN Chicago] The post...
Via Ride The Pine
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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