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New York Islanders: Eyes on Isles Podcast Ep 74 Preview

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders celebrates a first period goal scored against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on November 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders celebrates a first period goal scored against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on November 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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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.

Despite Valtteri Filppula scoring the game-winning goal in overtime last night for the New York Islanders, the third line has been awfully quiet. Filppula along with Leo Komarov have regressed since their hot start while Michael Dal Colle has been quiet as well.

With Devon Toews’ call up who will be the odd man out when Thomas Hickey comes back? The Isles seem to have a decision to make with Toews, Luca Sbisa, and Adam Pelech.

The Islanders went 0-for-3 on the power play last night, and earlier in the week they went 0-for-6 against the Rangers which cost them a win. What are some options for the Islanders when it comes to improving the power play?

With his 10th goal last night it appears Jordan Eberle has begun to figure it out post-injury. What do the Isles decide to do with the pending UFA as they continue to stay alive in the playoff hunt?

Here’s what you can expect from episode 74:

Topics

3rd line struggles

This past week the Islanders third line had multiple mental lapses in huge spots in games. Plus their lack of production is starting to hurt the Islanders.

The odd man out: Blue Line

Thomas Hickey has begun skating on his own. When he returns what do the Isles decide to do with Devon Toews and guys like Luca Sbisa and Adam Pelech.

Power Play Fixes

The Islanders clearly need some help on the power play. We’ll discuss three trade options that can help them out in that regard.

Jordan Eberle options

Eberle is playing really good hockey lately. Do the Islanders decide to hold on to him for a playoff run and let him walk in free agency or is the plan still to flip him.

Social

In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

Next. Islanders steal points from Blues again

If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.

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