In 2013, the New York Islanders ended two six-year streaks. Not only did they finally get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they went to the NHL Draft without a top-five selection. Five straight seasons of finishing in the bottom five in the NHL standings allowed Islanders general manager Garth Snow to rebuild his roster basically from scratch. Alexei Yashin, Jason Blake and Brendan Witt have been replaced by John Tavares, Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic.
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