X-Factors For the New York Islanders 2014-2015 Season

By Noah Reiss
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Mar 7, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders defenseman

Lubomir Visnovsky

(11) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Lubomir Visnovsky: Last season the Islanders had some serious issues on the powerplay. This was largely due to the fact that veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky missed most of the season due to concussion issues. In his absence, the Islanders were missing a puck moving defenseman and struggled to get offense from the blue line. If Visnovsky can stay healthy the Islanders will have a much-improved power play,  a big weakness a season ago.