Just for fun, I thought I'd check on the Islanders offensive leaders at various positions in each season since the lockout. It's a narrow view but one that gives you a picture of how much the team has turned over in both roles and personnel since 2005-06.
The injury scourge that the Isles experienced in several of these seasons affects things, so be sure to look at the points per game column, where John Tavares looks good. Obviously ice time (including powerplay share and role) are huge factors, but this is a glimpse of who the Islanders have relied on and placed in those roles.
It's a powerful statement about 2008-09 and its misfortunes that Andy Hilbert and Doug Weight are on this list.
*Obviously all the 2010-11 entries are through 73 games played (or less, depending on the player).
Mike Comrie and Doug Weight? Say no more.
Despite his 30 goals, Michael Grabner is currently two points behind P.A. Parenteau -- a reflection of how that top line gets the majority of the choice offensive opportunities, including appearing together on the powerplay.
In their years, Hilbert and Fedotenko were part of a rotating cast at LW that were all pretty close in points.
A table-riffic way of saying, "Mark Streit is the best defenseman this team has had since the lockout."
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I suppose it's late enough to say this: One area where the Isles have had better health luck is on that top forward line.
Without pr*j*ct*ng or assuming, heh, "health," it should be fun to see how this looks next season with Tavares, Mark Streit, Michael Grabner, Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson, P.A. Parenteau and Andrew MacDonald all in the fold at the same time.