Feb 17, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner (40) skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
82 regular seasons games and the nastiest tournament in all of sports in the Stanley Cup Playoffs makes the NHL season one of the more difficult to navigate through.
Injuries are to be expected in such a physical sport. This is why have depth is of the upmost importance.
One of the reasons the Isles are still atop the Metropolitan is due to their depth. The haven’t blinked an eye once, and it would’ve been understandable considering both Michael Grabner and Kyle Okposo will have each missed considerable time.
This team is truly four lines deep and three pairings solid. Very few in the league can claim that.
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