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New York Islanders Podcast: de Haan, Ho-Sang, Goalies and Belmont

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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It’s another edition of the Eyes on Isles New York Islanders podcast. In this episode we go over a number of topics including the Belmont news, the Josh Ho-Sang demotion, the goalies (again), and the Calvin de Haan injury.

In the New York Islanders most recent game against the Los Angeles Kings, defenceman Calvin de Haan picked up a shoulder injury. It didn’t look to serious at that time, but now it might mean that de Haan misses the rest of the regular season.

That’s a top four defenseman gone after just 33 games. So what are the Isles to do?

Mitch, like Doug Weight thinks that the New York Islanders will be just fine with the defensemen they have on the roster. A player like Ryan Pulock can step in and fill in the gap left by de Haan.

Matt does seem so convinced. The loss of Calvin de Haan is a bigger deal to him. The loss of a defender on pace for 30 points won’t be easily replaced.

Listen to the pod on BlogTalkRadio here. 

What Else Did We Talk About?

There was something else that happened on the day we recorded, Wednesday December 21st 2017. Something more important. Something ground breaking. Something franchise defining….

  • BELMONT! The New York Islanders won the right to build their new fancy dancy hockey first arena at Belmont park in Nassau County! We’re comin’ home!
  • Matt has to get the Josh Ho-Sang being send down to Bridgeport monkey off his back, again. Matt is infuriated at the move.
  • The New York Islanders goaltenders have the worst combined save percentage in the NHL. Oh. If only the Islanders could get league average goaltending they’d be dominating the Metropolitan Division.

Next: A Look At Belmont Renderings

Don’t let the goaltending situation get you down. The New York Islanders will be getting a new arena. In a few years time. A new, hockey first arena, with unobstructed views, a centered score board all in Nassau County. It was a good day.

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