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New York Islanders Three Way Too Early Hot Takes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: (l-r) Jordan Eberle #7, Anders Lee #27, Steve Bernier #8 and Devon Toews #25 of the New York Islanders celebrate Lee's third period goal against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: (l-r) Jordan Eberle #7, Anders Lee #27, Steve Bernier #8 and Devon Toews #25 of the New York Islanders celebrate Lee's third period goal against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 26: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders laughs after scuffling with Brandon Crawley #73 of the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

We’re only three games into the 2018-19 NHL season, but based on what we’ve seen, what can we possibly expect from the New York Islanders?

It’s way too early to project what the New York Islanders are capable of for the remaining 79 games of the regular season. But without a game until Saturday we have time to think about what we’ve seen so far.

Over their first three games of the season, the Islanders are 2-1-0. They won ugly in their opener against the Carolina Hurricanes. They followed that up by dropping the home opener to the Nashville Predators 4-3. And then beat out one of the better teams in the league 4-0.

From the start of the season, the New York Islanders have been getting better and better.  They’ve been able to identify weaknesses and address them.

Because of this the New York Islanders are surprising a number of us. We all knew they’d win some games, but with the way they’re playing this early they’ve got some us (at least myself) thinking positive.

By thinking positive I mean, they could actually be better than we believed them to be at the start of the season.

With that in mind, here are three hot takes that are entirely fueled by this optimism from the Islanders opening three games.

And yes, I know, it’s way too early.

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