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The Islanders will still struggle Their young reinforcements
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The Islanders will still struggle
Their young reinforcements are still a year away and John Tavares, try as he will, cannot carry this team through the insanity of this shortened season. The fact that the Isles have to face their Atlantic Division foes 18 times puts them on the spot too.
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