Entering the 2013 NHL season, the New York Islanders will be looking to improve from last season where they placed 5th in the Atlantic Division and failed to qualify for the playoffs. The Islanders have been working hard to secure a promising future for their franchise. They recently resigned captain John Tavares to a deal that will keep him in Long Island until the 2018-19 NHL season. Besides Tavares, the Islanders have Matt Moulson, who led the team in goals last season, and the young Travis Hamonic, who has been making a name for himself. But the Islanders will likely need to improve tremendously as they attempt to break the current 5-year playoff drought. The Islanders’ defensemen Calvin de Haan and Griffin Reinhart are young, but solid and likely to develop entering the 2013 NHL season. During the offseason, the Islanders acquired some great additions like Brad Boyes and Lubomir Visnovsky, both capable making an instant impact on the team. The 2013 NHL season could very well be a turnaround for the Islanders. Get tickets to every game in New York Islanders’ 2013 NHL season from your guy(s) at Gold Coast Tickets today!
The New York Islanders are a professional hockey team located in Uniondale, New York on Long Island and play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded in 1972, and during the early 1980s the Islanders became synonymous with the word “dynasty”, winning four consecutive Stanley Cups championships. The Islanders have had 8 players get inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, 7 of them members of all four of the Stanley Cup winning teams. Since the franchise was founded, the Islanders have played their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which has a capacity of 16,250 for hockey games. The Islanders’ chief rival is the New York Rangers, and faceoff more frequently than any other New York major league sports rivalry. For more information on the New York Islanders, visit their website at: http://islanders.nhl.com/