Belmont is said to be on track for a 2021 opening, perfectly setting up the New York Islanders to be a destination in the league in three years time.
The New York Islanders are frequently a team NHL players don’t want to go to. For decades they’ve been an afterthought in the league. making the playoffs on seven occasions since 1995 does that to a franchise.
Then add the issues with the arena, attendance issues, and ownership issues before Malkin and Ledecky showed up. Why would a player want to come to the Islanders?
But in three years that could be a thing of the past with Belmont still on track to be opened in 2021.
In three years the New York Islanders will have a brand new hockey-first facility. They already have top-notch management on the books in Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. And the team on the ice should be loaded with talented and young players pushing for contention.
Matt and I talk about how in three years the New York Islanders should be a destination for players in the NHL.
What Else Do We Talk About
Guess what?! It’s our one year anniversary! Matt and I have been recording the Eyes on Isles podcast for a full year now. We talk about our favorite memories and what we see for the future of the show.
A big thank you to everyone who’s listened to the show over the year. We’re forever grateful to you!
Other topics in this week’s New York Islanders podcast by the fans for the fans:
- Noah Dobson has a new three-year entry-level contract with the Isles. What does that mean for the first-round pick in the 2018 draft? Could he feature for the Islanders this season?
- Mike Milbury is arguably the worst GM in New York Islanders history. Looking back at his trades, an enterprising fan put together a lineup of players Milbury traded away. Matt and I talk about the list and what players were brought in by Milbury.
- What five players need to have a bounce-back season for the New York Islanders in 2018-19? Shy of the Islanders top six forwards you’d have to imagine all of them do. We widdled it down to just five players.
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