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New York Islanders 2017 Season Preview



John Tavares enters a contract year. The first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft needs a huge year for a big payday. Any team would love to have his play.



Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on 9/9/2016.




New York Islanders Line 1 Forwards


Player
Position
Games Played
Height
Weight
Goals
Assists
Points
Anders Lee
Left Wing
81
6-foot-3-inches
228-pounds
34
18
52
John Tavares
Center
77
6-foot-1-inches
205-pounds
28
38
66
Jordan Eberle
Right Wing
82
5-foot-11-inches
184-pounds
20
31
51

New York Islanders Line 2 Forwards


Player
Position
Games Played
Height
Weight
Goals
Assists
Points
Andrew Ladd
Left Wing
78
6-foot-3-inches
200-pounds
23
8
31
Brock Nelson
Center
81
6-foot-3-inches
206-pounds
20
25
45
Josh Bailey
Right Wing
82
6-foot-1-inches
210-pounds
13
43
56

New York Islanders Line 3 Forwards


Player
Position
Games Played
Height
Weight
Goals
Assists
Points
Anthony Beauvillier
Left Wing
66
5-foot-11-inches
170-pounds
9
15
24
Casey Cizikas
Center
59
5-foot-11-inches
201-pounds
8
17
25
Joshua Ho-Sang
Right Wing
21
6-foot-0-inches
173-pounds
4
6
10

New York Islanders Line 4 Forwards


Player
Position
Games Played
Height
Weight
Goals
Assists
Points
Nikolay Kulemin
Left Wing
72
6-foot-1-inches
225-pounds
12
11
23
Alan Quine
Center
61
6-foot-0-inches
200-pounds
5
13
18
Cal Clutterbuck
Right Wing
66
5-foot-11-inches
206-pounds
5
15
20


New York Islanders Forwards Review: New York has four lines of forwards on offense with 12 skaters that posted a minimum of 10 points. These forwards have a chance to put something special together. With the depth the Islanders have at left wing, center, and right wing, I could see them finishing top 10 in both goals scored and power play.


The Islanders rank 10th in goals scored and 28th on the power play. The New York Islanders have too much talent this year to be a bottom five team on the power play. That has to change in 2017-2018 if the Islanders want to be a playoff team.




New York Islanders Defensive Lines


Player
Line
Games Played
Height
Weight
Goals
Assists
Points
Johnny Boychuck
Line 1
72
6-foot-2-inches
227-pounds
6
17
23
Nick Leddy
Line 1
81
6-foot-0-inches
199-pounds
11
35
46
Calvin De Haan
Line 2
82
6-foot-1-inches
187-pounds
5
20
25
Dennis Seidenberg
Line 2
73
6-foot-0-inches
198-pounds
5
17
22
Thomas Hickey
Line 3
76
6-foot-0-inches
189-pounds
4
16
20
Adam Pelech
Line 3
44
6-foot-3-inches
210-pounds
3
7
10


New York Islanders Defensemen Review The New York Islanders look like they could be a decent defense. I love the depth the Islanders' have on the blue line. This depth helped them beat the Florida Panthers two years ago. The Islanders need to play a lot more consistent this season in order to be a playoff team.


The Islanders got Boychuck as the only legit defensive defender. The rest of these defensemen are offensive defensemen who focus on setting things up on the power play. That is why this defense can be good at times, and dreadful at other times. How the Islanders' defense performs will be key.


The Islaanders 23rd in goals allowed and 11th in penalty killing in 2016-2017. The Islanders can be a top 20 team in both goals allowed and penalty killing. They need to be top 15 in those categories to be a playoff team.




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Starting Goalie


Player
Team
Games Played
Record
Shutouts
Save Percentage
Goals Against Average
Thomas Greiss
New York Islanders
49
26-18-5
3 Shutouts
.913
2.69 GAA

Backup Goalie


Player
Team
Games Played
Record
Shutouts
Save Percentage
Goals Against Average
Jaroslav Halak
New York Islanders
26
12-9-5
2 Shutouts
.915
2.80 GAA


New York Islanders Goaltender Review New York has two average goalies in Greiss and Halak. I feel like the Islanders need to draft a goalie to develop for the future. Connor Ingram may be the answer down the road.




New York Islanders Prospect Pool: New York's last three first round prospects look like future stars in the NHL. Defenseman Ryan Pulock was drafted fifteenth overall back in 2013, left winger Michael Dal Colle was selected fifth overall by the Islanders in 2014, and in 2015, the Islanders traded Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers for the 16th and 33rd picks. New York took center Matthew Barzal with Edmonton's second first round pick that originally belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins.




New York Islanders 2017-2018 Prediction


The Islanders lack the goalie to get back to the playoffs. I don't trust either one of their goalies and I see them falling short of a playoff appearance once again missing out.



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