New York Islanders: Tavares Out—Excitement In

October 11th, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
Say what you want about the Islanders after their first game of the 2010-2011 season. Say they have no shot at the playoffs, say they have no depth, and write them off.

But if Game 1 is any indication on how the Islanders will fare this season, then if nothing else, they should be one hell of a fun team to watch.

I had more fun watching that game Saturday night than I have had in a long time watching an early regular season game.

The Islanders should have won that game more than doubling Dallas' shot total for the game.

But it was more than just shots. You can bet in that Dallas locker room they were saying things like, "Who are these guys?"

The Islanders skated hard, hit harder, and played with a purpose.

Sure Dallas scored 4 goals, but one of them DiPietro should have had, and when he shakes off all of the rust that has collected on him the past two seasons, he will stop it.

The other Dallas goals were bang bang play that do not happen every game.

Islander fans absolutely loved watching James Wisniewski play in an Islander uniform, scoring a power play goal, and absolutely tattooing Jamie Benn with a clean check that ...

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