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50 WORDS OR LESS: NEW ISLANDERS

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 12:00 AM / 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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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