CENTERING IN ON TAVARES
THE ISLANDERS are on the rise, led by franchise center John Tavares. They have plenty of young pivot depth in Josh Bailey, Frans Nielsen, Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson. Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo lead the winger brigade, while Lubomir Visnovsky is the power play ace with Mark Streit gone. Evgeni Nabokov was solid during the season, but imploded in the playoffs.