NHL Futures: New York Islanders Season Win Totals

Islanders vs. Devils October 03, 2016

Dana Lane

Monday, October 17, 2016 8:02 PM GMT

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 8:02 PM GMT

Can you believe that the players that are not household names will give the Islanders the quality scoring depth that any great team has? Read this betting review we make for their total wins this season.

 

 

Projected Point Total: 97.5 

Last Season: 45-27-10 100pts (Lost in 2nd round to Tampa Bay 4-1)

Standings: Metropolitan Division: 4th / League: 10th

Team Notes: Players with 1,573 games played left the Islanders this off-season

Key Statistic: Last season the Islanders won a playoff series for the 1st time since 1993

2016-17 Stanley Cup Odds: 25/1 at BetOnline


Even though the Islanders made the second round of the playoffs last season it's apparent that they were not happy with how they looked against Tampa Bay so they made moves that sent veterans packing. Public money has seen these changes and as always assumes that they have lost too much as the 'under' 97.5 has been pounded at Bookmaker's NHL odds.

Out the door is Kyle Okposo, their second leading scorer over the last couple of seasons, along with Frans Nielsen who will be tough to replace. Matt Martin held the door open before he followed them out as well. 

So why the optimism? GM garth Snow brought in two-time champion and five-year captain Andrew Ladd along with Jason Chimera who has had 16 seasons of scoring at least 20 goals a season. PA Parenteau returns to New York to play along with John Tavares and Ladd although I don't think PA Parenteau will stick with the team. These moves were made because despite all of New York's regular season success they still are a level below the elite in the East.

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Speaking of Taveras if the 'over' is to cash he must have a consistent offensive year. We remember last season where John didn't have multiple goal games until over a month into the season and then missed three games with an illness. In January, Tavarez managed to light the lamp twice before turning in on in February where he scored 23 goals between then and the end of the season.

The heart of the Islanders success this year will come from players who are not household names but need to give the Islanders the quality scoring depth that any great team has.

Second line center Brock Nelson will be entering his 4th season and should be focused on making up for a poor performance to end last year. Nelson was their second leading scorer last year but was a non-factor in the playoffs. Anders Lee and Josh Bailey both need to crank up their intensity levels.

There has been talk of Ryan Strome going back to play center giving the Islanders depth up the middle behind Taveras assuming that Strome will return to his form of 2014-15 where he had 50 points in 81 games along with a +23.

They Islanders will jump over their total late in the season so go to Bookmaker and get some Islanders action now, make your NHL pick count when checking the best sportsbooks online. 

 

 

 

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