The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 73 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
For the first time in six games, the New York Islanders lost a game last night. We already discussed it on the patreon, but I’m sure we’ll have some discussion on the show this week as well in terms of how the Islanders have played this week.
In addition to their hot streak, Otto Koivula’s had a little bit of a hot streak of his own. In his last 18 games, he has 18 points and had goals in five straight games.
Despite the Islanders winning ways they don’t pass the stats test. Does that matter? Some for Yahoo Sports believe that’s the case. Mitch and I will reassure you why it’s okay that they aren’t passing the stats test.
As the Calendar flips from December to January, now seems like a good time to break out the bold predictions for the rest of the season. Here’s what you can expect from episode 73:
Islanders hot streak
The Islanders won six of their last seven, and find themselves very much alive in the playoff fight with two big games against the Rangers to close out the week.
Otto Koivula is on fire
With Otto Koivula thriving in the AHL, is there a chance he gets the call up for the Islanders and can he be a part of their future plans.
Islanders don’t pass the stats test
When looking at underlying numbers like PDO and corsi, the Islanders have terrible numbers. Does it matter if they don’t get it turned around?
Predictions for the rest of 2019
Mitch and I will share our hot takes for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season including player and team predictions.
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.