50 WORDS OR LESS: NEW ISLANDERS

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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50 WORDS OR LESS: NEW ISLANDERS
Kozlov, Witt, Poti among favorites

The Islanders are stacked with a new crop of forwards and defense this season. Viktor Kozlov, Brendan Witt and Tom Poti received the most nods for making the biggest impact this season. Here are just a few of the entries submitted by you, the fans.


I am excited about the new players the Islanders brought in this season. Guys like Sillinger, Witt, and Hill have shown in the past to have real leadership qualities. I think who will have the biggest impact though will be Kozlov, look for him to have a big offensive season.

Chuck G
Commack NY

 

Brendan Witt. He's got the leadership ability, the physical play, the experience, the personality, and most importantly the hair. I'm real excited to see his impact on our team and throw a few guys out of DP's crease while he's at it :).

Eric N.
Rockville Centre

 

Mike Sillinger: heart+grit+skill+faceoff wins=the type of leader the Islanders need!
 
Kevin Murray
Nova Scotia

 

Viktor Kozlov will have the biggest impact.  I'm hoping there's a Russian connection with Alexei Yashin. No reason they cant both be 30 goal scorers this year.
 
David Epstein
 


Chris Simon will have the biggest impact. Simon brings both hear and grit.

Paul Bookman

 

Viktor Kozlov not only has great size, makes plays, and can score, but he is also a fellow Russian. It seems that Yash has responded well to having Kozlov on his line.

Andrew
Uniondale


 
This year we have a whole new team, added some grit and depth. We added a few key d'man and even a former Jack Adams award winner coach. This is the perfect team and I think this year the Islanders can do some damage and out of all the acquisitions I think Brendan Witt has to be my favorite one, he's so exciting to watch and he brings some real leadership.

Nick
Staten Island

 

Tom Poti can make the biggest impact of all the new players. He is the best player we picked up. Tom can Q-Back the power play and I expect him to be strong defensively blocking shots like last year. Poti is a big, strong, skilled player who will show the Rangers they made a big mistake.  

Michael Gary
 


So far the newest Islanders that have stood out the most to me have been Kozlov, especially when he plays with Yashin and Simon. On defense, I've been impressed with Tom Poti's puck handling and passing. Kudos also to Sean Hill for some powerful hitting!

Whodowedo

 

Viktor Kozlov has impressed me so far this year I did not realize he was so big. Mike Dunham is a great choice to back up DP.

Tony Chiappetta
Toronto Canada

 

A key acquisition for the Islanders was Viktor Kozlov because he is an incredibly talented player with great potential. He has communicated very well with Alexei Yashin, showing good chemistry. Viktor Kozlov has been the missing ingredient and can contribute toward a Stanley Cup.
 
Andres Gallo
Bayshore, NY

 

If Dunham stays healthy, he should have a winning record with the team he has around him, and should compete for the playoffs.

Paul Kreischer

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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