hey everyone. noticed i have a couple more ppl reading my blog now which is cool. if you're actually reading this that might mean you think i'm somewhat entertaining. wow.
alright so. as you all may or may not know, the New York Islanders are my sports team. Everyone has their favorite team for each sport, but in our heart of hearts all of us have that one team that we root for a little harder than any other team..
the islanders are mine. if you're friends with me, you've seen me a little depressed with my isles the past couple of years as they been dust collectors at the bottom of the eastern conference. during may of this year though things changed. the islanders won the NHL draft lottery or what many of the big NHL fans called "the Tavares sweepstakes". John Tavares, an 18-year hockey phenom. You're probably thinking... HA hockey phenom... thats Sid the Kid, Ovech and Malkin. Who's John Tavares? Well well well. He leads all rookies in the NHL with 10 goal and 19 points in 21 games. Ovechkin had 15 goals and 21 points through his first 21 games in the NHL and Crosby had 10 goals and 25 points. OK so they got off to a LITTLE better start. Both of these players finished with over 100 points in their first season. Not bad for a couple of rookies. If Tavares keeps his pace up, he'll finish the season with about 35 goals and 70 points. Not bad for an 18 year old on team that finished dead last in the NHL last year.
Oh and did I forget to mention the breadth of youngsters that back Tavares up at forward? Kyle Okposo, Josh Bailey, Frans Neilsen and Matt Moulson. These kids have been playing unreal.
I really like this team this year. If we can see KO and Josh finding the back of the net like Matt Mouls has, we're going to be playoff CONTENDERS. I'm not talking about just being in the playoffs, this team will have a shot.
OK yeah I'm all hyped up on the Isles right now, but do you blame me? This team has 23 points through 21 games this year. Last year they had 25 points through 45 games. No, that was not a typo. If the Islanders win their next game, it will have take them HALF the amount of games to get them to where they were last season. How about that stat!?!??!
Unreal. I'll leave on that. Should probably do some work.