The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 78 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Last night, the New York Islanders dropped a game in regulation. Something they’ve rarely done recently, and we don’t like how that loss felt. Tonight, the Eyes on Isles podcast returns for us to vent about what the Isles need.
Sure, the team is still in first place and they are well overachieving but you also have holes on this team, like a scoring forward. A trade deadline acquisition would help that. Maybe, Artemi Panarin is the guy?
As for Thomas Greiss he’s been playing out of his mind. In his last five starts, he has a 0.58 goals against average. His save percentage is also an impressive .981 over that span. What could’ve changed for him this year?
Anthony Beauvillier got sent to the third line this week, he already has a goal since being moved down. Is the third line the spot for Beau?
The Isles also have a ton of UFA’s coming. What kind of deals do guys like Robin Lehner get and even the other UFA’s like Tom Kuhnhackl?
Here’s what to expect from episode 78:
Artemi Panarin update
Panarin switched agencies. Is this a big deal? Especially since Lou Lamoriello has already met with Panarin’s new agent.
Greiss’ last five games
In Greiss’ last five games, he has a 0.58 goals against average and a .981 save percentage. This duo is clearly the best in the league and it’s propelled the Islanders into first place.
Beau works on the third line
Anthony Beauvillier was moved to the third line in hopes to get him going. He netted a goal in the win against Minnesota and looked much better playing with Val Filppula and Leo Komarov.
Contracts for UFA’s
What will the UFA deals look like for the pending free agents? Who stays and who goes from the Isles UFA group.
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.