New York Islanders: 5 Reasons They’ll Win The Stanley Cup

By RobSabo
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Feb 8, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) before the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 has been the best New York Islanders seasons in recent memory. Here’s five very important reasons why they’ll be the ones lifting the Stanley Cup.

Prior to each season in this country the so-called “experts” come out with previews and predictions that are supposed to set the tone for how the season will play out.

Offseasons are loaded with activity and personnel movement that shifts the balance of power from one team to another quite often. In the National Hockey League this is especially the case.

Prior to the 2014-15 season, most experts didn’t have the New York Islanders confidently in the playoffs. While some picked them to possibly sneak in there or contend, the year that the boys from Long Island are currently having have sure created a bunch of red faces among hockey writers.

Even when the Isles started off hot, they all waited for the other shoe to drop.

We’re now in March and this team keeps on trucking along, still sitting atop the Metropolitan Division with a 42-21-3 record and 87 points.

It has and is continuing to resemble one of those infrequent seasons that gives their fans such a special feeling – about such a special year.

Here’s five reasons the New York Islanders will continue their winning ways and hoist the Stanley Cup at the beginning of June.

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