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Islanders Summer Report Card: John Tavares

John Tavares Season: 82 GP – 38 G – 48 A – 86 PTS – 46 PIM – +5 Career: 432 GP – 174 G – 227 A – 401 PTS – 205 PIM Contract: $5.5 million cap hit through 2017-18 – UFA 2014-2015 Season Recap: There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding New York Islanders captain John Tavares heading into the 2014-15 season. Tavares was coming off a knee injury, suffered...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders Most Expensive Game For 2015-16 Season Is Home Opener At Barclays Center

The New York Islanders enter the 2015-16 NHL season with high expectations. Last year, the Islanders finished with an overall record of 47-28-7, even in a tough Metropolitan Division, and were led by standout John Tavares, who had his most productive season of his career. Tavares, also the club’s captain, found the net 38 times and contributed 48 assists, helping propel the Islanders...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: A Hart For Tavares Edition: 6|24|2015

The National Hockey League will announce the winner of the Hart Trophy, the award given to the NHL player judged to be the “most valuable to his team” during the regular season, tonight in Las Vegas. As always, members of the Hockey Writer’s Association have three outstanding players to choose from; forward John Tavares from the New York Islanders, Alex Ovechkin from the...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders force Game 7

Heading into Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders faced elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs trailing the series 3-2 against the Washington Capitals. After a bad 5-1 loss in Game 5, the Islanders were able to pull it back together and play a great game in front of an energetic crowd at what could potentially be the last game played at the...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders take a 2-1 series lead

It took free hockey to decide the third game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, not much time was needed as Islanders captain John Tavares fought through the Capitals defense and put the puck behind goalie Braden Holtby. The goal happened 15 seconds into overtime sending the home crowd into an uproar as...
April 19, 2015  |  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...
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October 21, 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 at different...
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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...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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