(Gary Harding/IslesTalk)Nobody saw this coming.When the New York Islanders lost John Tavares for the rest of the season in February, it was safe to say the 2013-14 season had come to a close. With 22 games remaining following the Olympic Break, Long Island's hockey team would be hard-pressed to make up the 12-point-gap in the standings. Without their captain, the task would be almost impossible.And when NHL hockey returned, the Islanders stumbled out of the gate. One win in their first three games wasn't what the team had hoped for in it's push to return to the playoff hunt. The Islanders' playoff hopes were practically crushed.However, the disaster that is 2013-14 could possibly be just what the Islanders needed. With ten rookies in the lineup, the Islanders are surging. Quite frankly,...

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