FOUNDATION ETS BI ASSIST
AS JOHN TAVARES goes, so go the Islanders. His knee injury last year destroyed their playo hopes, but he will be back at full strength to lead a youthful forward group that was aided by the signings of Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Cory Conacher. Lubomir Visnovsky is the power play quarterback, but his concussion issues are a concern. Another point man would be nice.