The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 38 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Another week has gone by with the only sign of New York Islanders hockey coming from the IIHF World Tournament. Nearly half the roster is playing for Team Canada in the tournament so that’s where the on-ice focus has been.
As for off the ice, the evaluation process is taking center stage. How much longer will we have to wait until we find out what’s going to happen?
Here’s what you can expect from Episode 38:
Lou Lamoriello and Dean Lombardi
Can the Islanders really land both Lou and Dean? Rumors circulated that the Islanders might not only land Lou Lamoriello but potentially Dean Lombardi for the front office as well. We’ll get into the likelihood of that and our opinions.
Chances of Sorokin coming over
Only five goalies who were drafted from Russia since 2000 have come over to play. Don’t get your hopes up on Ilya Sorokin coming over to the U.S.
Tavares to Pittsburgh?
In his latest 31 thoughts, Elliotte Friedman mused at the possibility of Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford staying up late at night, trying to figure out a way to land New York Islanders pending free agent John Tavares.
Long Topic: Cut List
What if the NHL was like the NFL and you could just cut players? We’ll get into who we would cut first to trim the roster down to 23 players.
We’ll get into what’s trending on social media when it comes to the New York Islanders. We’ll also give an update on how our playoff brackets are looking.