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New York Islanders Podcast Revamping the Defense

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Barclays Center on February 13, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Barclays Center on February 13, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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In our newest New York Islanders podcast we looked at the one glaring deficiency the Islanders had in the 2017-18; defense. How can the Islanders restructure their defense going into 2018-19?

There’s no question that the New York Islanders defence stinks. They’ve allowed the most goals against in the entire league. That’s right, in the league. The tanking Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, and Vancouver Canucks haven’t bled as many goals the once playoff hopeful Islanders have.

So if the assumption is that the issue with the Islanders defense is personnel. What can they do to improve it?

Co-Expert Matt O’Leary suggested earlier this week that the Islanders trade Anders Lee to Arizona along with two other Isles defensemen in return for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Would that do the trick?

What about looking at RFA Jacob Trouba or Matt Dumba? Could the New York Islanders use the rare offer sheet to land ones of these two RFA’s? Or does Garth go down the predictable route and sign UFA Josh Georges to a single year deal worth $1 million?

Listen to the pod here on Blog Talk Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

What Else Do We Talk About?

We spend some time going over other topics on this week’s pod.

  • Over that last four games what have we learnt? Other than the Islanders were officially eliminated from the playoffs?
  • Sebastian Aho was sent down to Bridgeport and the Islanders signed Otto Koivula to an ELC. What does that mean for the Islanders?
  • The Islanders have another player tearing up the WHL. Last year it was Mathew Barzal, now it’s 86 point defenseman David Quenneville. Who is he exactly?

Next: How Trading For Vanek Led To Barzal

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