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Five Reasons For the Islanders Early Season Success

By Kenny Conrade
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Oct 11, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; The New York Islanders players celebrates after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders defeated the Hurricanes 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Through 22 games, your New York Islanders have won 16 of their first 22 contests, 11 of their past 12 and currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division tied in points with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the final season at the Nassau Coliseum, the Isles haven’t disappointed their loyal fan base thus far, putting in 60 (and many times plus) minutes of tough, hard-nosed, consistent hockey on a nightly basis. This type of hockey is something the Islanders fan hasn’t seen from their team in years, and they appreciate this as evidenced by the incredible atmosphere at the Coliseum so far this season.

The renewal of the Islanders this season has been fueled by the moves that Garth Snow made during the offseason as well as his patience and belief in what he has been developing throughout his tenure as Islanders General Manager. The mixing of young, homegrown talent as well as acquired talent through trades and signings has led to the renaissance of hockey on Long Island. I will give you my top five reasons that have led to the New York Islanders return and a rebirth of hockey on Long Island.