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The New York Islanders were led by John Tavares in 2013. The Isles made the playoffs and Tavares was a finalist for the MVP. Things are looking up on Long Island. Take a look back at a successful season for the Isles.

Team Name: New York Islanders

Record: 24-17-7, 3rd in Atlantic, Lost 4-2 to Pittsburgh in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Player of the Season:  Tavares led the team with a 28-19–47 stat line including 16 points on the power play (9G, 7A) that got him nominated for the NHL MVP honors and rightly so.

Breakout of the Season: Josh Bailey put out a season of 11-8–19 with a career-best +7 rating. Bailey should get over the 40-point barrier next season. A 50-point campaign isn’t out of the question if he gets more time on the power play.

Disappointment of the Season: The Islanders outperformed everyone’s expectation so there isn’t much of anyone who can be singled out as a disappointment.

Team Analysis: Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov made this his team in goal and sent Rick DiPietro packing. Nabokov’s numbers (23-11-7, 2.50 GAA and .910 save percentage) were solid and made him a great value in goal. He finished in the top 10 in most leagues and still had an ADP of 185.

2013-2014 Story Lines: Who will be the captain of this team after Mark Streit was sent to Philadelphia?

2013-2014 Fantasy Guys to Have: Tavares, Moulson, Boyes, Michael Grabner, Nabokov, Lubomir Visnovsky

Guys On the Fringe: Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Josh Bailey, Colin McDonald

PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SPCT
John Tavares, C 48 28 19 47 -2 18 20:46 9 7 0 0 162 17.3
Matt Moulson, LW 47 15 29 44 -3 4 19:09 8 7 0 0 154 9.7
Brad Boyes, C 48 10 25 35 -6 16 18:13 1 12 0 0 97 10.3
Frans Nielsen, C 48 6 23 29 -3 12 18:01 2 8 1 0 93 6.5
Mark Streit, D 48 6 21 27 -14 22 23:21 3 8 0 0 83 7.2
Kyle Okposo, RW 48 4 20 24 -2 38 16:57 0 3 0 0 101 4.0
Michael Grabner, RW 45 16 5 21 4 12 14:48 2 1 1 0 108 14.8
Josh Bailey, C 38 11 8 19 7 6 16:23 0 2 0 0 76 14.5
Colin McDonald, RW 45 7 10 17 -1 32 11:22 1 0 0 0 82 8.5
Casey Cizikas, C 45 6 9 15 0 14 10:47 0 1 0 0 45 13.3
Lubomir Visnovsky, D 35 3 11 14 12 20 22:48 1 7 0 0 69 4.3
Keith Aucoin, C 41 6 6 12 -1 4 12:30 1 0 0 0 50 12.0
Andrew MacDonald, D 48 3 9 12 -2 20 23:31 1 2 0 0 45 6.7
Matt Martin, LW 48 4 7 11 -2 63 11:54 1 0 0 0 67 6.0
Travis Hamonic, D 48 3 7 10 -8 28 22:48 1 2 0 1 83 3.6
David Ullstrom, LW 20 2 3 5 -2 6 9:30 0 0 0 0 28 7.1
Marty Reasoner, C 31 0 5 5 -3 4 11:14 0 0 0 0 34 0.0
Thomas Hickey, D 39 1 3 4 9 8 16:52 0 0 0 0 40 2.5
Brian Strait, D 19 0 4 4 4 10 17:09 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
Radek Martinek, D 13 3 0 3 -2 4 16:09 0 0 0 0 12 25.0
Matt Carkner, D 22 0 2 2 -2 46 12:35 0 0 0 0 19 0.0
Jesse Joensuu, LW 7 0 2 2 2 6 10:08 0 0 0 0 15 0.0
Anders Lee, C 2 1 1 2 -3 0 8:12 0 0 0 0 2 50.0
Joe Finley, D 16 0 1 1 -5 20 11:57 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Eric Boulton, LW 15 0 0 0 -4 36 5:40 0 0 0 0 5 0.0

 

PLAYER GP W L OTL GAA TOI SV SV% SHO TGA TSA PIM
Evgeni Nabokov 41 23 11 7 2.50 2475:24 1036 .910 3 103 1139 6
Kevin Poulin 5 1 3 0 3.03 257:37 109 .893 0 13 122 0
Rick DiPietro 3 0 3 0 4.10 175:36 71 .855 0 12 83 0

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