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New York Islanders: 25 Bold Predictions For 2018-2019 Season

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of the arena during the game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of the arena during the game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 26: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders misses a deflection attempt during the second period against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2: The Islanders will sweep the season series vs NYR

Over the last four years, the New York Islanders have flat out owned the New York Rangers. The Islanders are 14-3 against them over this time and the last time the Isles lost to the Rangers President Obama still lived in the White House.

Last year, despite the Islanders, struggles the Isles swept the Rangers in the season series. I predict that the first time in their history they sweep the Rangers in back to back years.

This year it seems like the only Metro team that’s in worse shape than the Islanders is the New York Rangers. Unfortunately, Ranger killer Jaroslav Halak is no longer on the team but between Ryan Pulock and Mathew Barzal, I think they’ll be just fine.

A few years ago it looked like these two teams could meet in the playoffs, now that seems like a distant dream.

Both New York teams are in a multi-year rebuilding process and the state of hockey in New York looks dim for 2018. But, sweeping the Rangers will give Islanders fans just a bit of pride as they talk around the water cooler about their favorite team.

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