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New York Islanders: Players Predictions For The World Cup Of Hockey

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Sep 11, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Team Europe goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) prepares to make a stop in the second period during a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game against Team North America at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Team Europe goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) prepares to make a stop in the second period during a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game against Team North America at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 14, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Team Europe forward Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates with teammates after their game against Team Sweden in a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Verizon Center. Team Europe won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Team Europe forward Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates with teammates after their game against Team Sweden in a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Verizon Center. Team Europe won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NHLs best athletes have been shipped off to Canada to represent their countries in the first World Cup of Hockey tournament in nearly two decades. With various New York Islanders players representing their homelands, it’s time for some bold predictions on how these athletes will perform.

The New York Islanders are a talented team with talented players from various countries in the world. Even though they may work in the United States, and represent a team located in New York, this upcoming tournament presents so much more than just one state or city in one league.

Its is quite literally a world cup, with not just countries being represented, but even continents (Team Europe and Team North America) are present to boast to the world of the talents they have produced.

This tournament is extremely different from anything the Olympics has provided. As stated just lines above, continents are being represented, as well as younger and promising talents (see Team North America), definitely increasing the already evenly matched and unforgiving competition level.

For the most part, this competition is dominated by NHLers, or simply put, the best talents that play in the best hockey league in the world.

With so many of the players being from the NHL, it is bound to have some Islanders athletes flashing their talents in their nation’s uniforms. But more importantly, how brightly will the Islanders players flash their brilliance at the world cup?

To give you an idea, here are some bold predictions and expectations of Islanders players at the World Cup.

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