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

By Noah Reiss
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Apr 13, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) skates with the puck against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Islanders beat Buffalo 4 to 3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Nelson: Projected to be paired with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo on the first line to start the season, Brock Nelson should have no problem putting up stats. Coming off a solid rookie campaign in which he had 14 goals and 12 assists, Nelson showed improvement throughout the year and gave Islander fans another young player to look forward to watching in the for years to come. If Nelson gets going he may put up stats similar to the departed Tomas Vanek on the top line.