New York Islanders Podcast Ep.11: John Tavares On Fire

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: John Tavares
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: John Tavares /

The Eyes on Isles New York Islanders podcast is back for another week. With three more games played and John Tavares being on fire, what could we possibly be talking about?

That’s right. New York Islanders captain John Tavares is absolutely on fire. In his last five games Tavares has put up nine goals and three assists. That puts him at 15 points on the seasons after 12 games. Those 15 points put him on pace for 103 points on the season.

We tossed around the idea at the start of the season that if anyone on the New York Islanders roster could win the Art Ross Trophy it would be Tavares. And as it stands now he and Nikita Kucherov are looking like a flat out favorites for the trophy.

Since being drafted first overall in 2009, Tavares has always been the teams standout player. He’s been head-and-shoulders ahead of everyone else he’s ever played with. But this season there seems to be something different about his play.

He seems like a man possessed. Yeah, he’s on the last year of his deal. But if you know anything about Tavares he doesn’t come off as the guy who’s playing for the dollars on his cheque. Maybe he’s got something to prove to himself and he’s taking the New York Islanders along for the ride.

What Else Do We Talk About

Don’t worry, we don’t gush over John Tavares for the better part of an hour .We talk about other news in the world of the New York Islanders too!

  • The Isles are 2-1-0 scoring a remarkable 16 goals in the process. What is happening to this team! They’re scoring like their life depends on it.
  • Jordan Eberle gets demoted and responds with two goal in the next game. Talk about showing your worth to the coach. Should he get moved back up? Or is Josh Bailey that “elite” winger we’ve been looking to pair JT for all these years?
  • The power play is on fire! I know! What happened to the power play? Was it simply a matter of time? Was it all Ryan Pulock>
  • In a single week we’ve witnessed the good and the bad regarding Garth Snow. The good, the Jordan Eberle-Ryan Strome trade. The bad, not calling up Ryan Pulock sooner.
  • We address the Calvin de Haan twitter exchange.

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