New York Islanders Podcast: Mitch Korn, Wahlstrom and RW Depth

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Oliver Wahlstrom poses after being selected eleventh overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Oliver Wahlstrom poses after being selected eleventh overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Mitch Korn was added to the New York Islanders staff as the Director of Goaltending. What does that mean for the organization?

Only good things. It only means good things for the New York Islanders. We know that Mitch Korn won’t be the hands-on day-to-day guy. That’s Piero Greco’s job, the actual goaltending coach. What Mitch Korn will do is oversee goaltending throughout the organization.

That doesn’t just mean Robin Lehner or Thomas Greiss at the NHL. It also means Linus Soderstrom and Chris Gibson out with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. It even means whoever the Isles are going to have stopping puck with the Worchester Railers of the ECHL.

The Islanders have a guy in Korn who will oversee the goaltending position within the franchise. And he’s one of the best in the business at it.

How do you think that looks to Ilya Sorokin over in the KHL? Not only have the Islanders brought in world-class management and coaching in Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz but they got the best goalie whisperer on the market. That has to be at least remotely appealing to Sorokin.

What Else Do We Talk About?

We won’t go on and on with goaltending talk. Stay tuned to the end of the show where Matt asks me about Canadian television. But before that, there are a few other Islanders centric headlines to get to.

  • If you had to predict the number of game Matt Martin will play this season, will it be over or under 41 games? Whatever you answered, why? Matt and I have differing opinions about this.
  • Oliver Wahlstrom has decided he won’t be attending training camp. Big deal, little deal, no deal? None because of some weird NCAA eligibility rules regarding NHL training camps.
  • How would you rank the New York Islanders right-wing players on the roster right now? Does Jordan Eberle rank higher than Josh Bailey? What about Josh Ho-Sang, does he even make your list of eligible players?

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