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