"This week in the Rankings I want to reward one of the NHL's most loyal fan bases with the top spot," LeBrun?wrote. " And why not? Their team deserves some love!"
The Islanders, without a doubt, deserve to be recognized for their effort so far. New York is coming off a sweep over NHL powerhouse, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and is holding an 8-2-0 record in the month of November.