New York Islanders Podcast: Ep. 06 Doug Weight And Mathew Barzal

Our latest New York Islanders Podcast is now up and ready for your consumption. In this week’s offering, we rejoice at the rather obvious but quite necessary comments Doug Weight has made over the last week.

New York Islanders fans have been waiting a long time for a head coach that speaks their language. No more puck luck, no more battlin’ hard and no veterans over rookies that deserve to be in the lineup! That means you, Brian Strait!

Doug Weight’s predecessor, Jack Capuano, was all of that and a 1980’s mullet. Doug Weight is very much not.

This week Weight has already stated that he will play rookies over veterans if said rookies out play said veterans. Something that should need to be said for its obvious merits. Why would a coach keep a player in a lineup if he’s being outplayed by readily available resources?

But that’s what we’ve been dealing with these past six or seven years with Jack Capuano. So, as the new guy in charge, it needs to be said. His regime will be different. I know. We, collectively, can all breathe easy.

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What Else Is On The Show?

Guess what? There’s more!

  • Doug Weight also said that Mathew Barzal has done enough to make the team. And in other news water is wet. This is again something that just had to be said from coaching because we’ve been taught with the previous regime that rookies in the lineup is all because of the GM.
  • The Brock Nelson and Josh Ho-Sang tandem.  It seems that Josh Ho-Sang can actually make players around him better. Even Brock Nelson!!
  • The Isles can’t stop winning the Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome trade. News out of Edmonton is that Strome ain’t pulling his weight, even after playing alongside Conor McDavid. And preseason isn’t even done yet.
  • A fan sends us a glorious picture of him alongside Tavares, Moulson, Nielsen and Okposo and a Jets game using #islespod. Matt tells us about the time he met Jack Capuano and Garth Snow. And Ryan Pulock tries to help out the glass industry by breaking some.

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