New York Islanders: Eyes on Isles Podcast Ep 79 Preview
The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 79 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
The Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching and the rumors are beginning to swirl. It’s a fun time to be a New York Islanders fan, with Lou Lamoriello and company looking to improve the first place Islanders roster.
This past week we saw the return of two veterans. Thomas Hickey and Andrew Ladd rehabbed in Bridgeport over the weekend and now got the call up to the NHL. Their impact on the Islanders down the stretch will be interesting to see.
Something the Isles have struggled with all year, the power play, has been much better of late. What has changed for the Islanders and will they be able to keep this up as the push for the playoffs continue?
We also found out this week that the Islanders are splitting their playoff games in two different arenas. The first round will be at the Coliseum while the second round and beyond will be held at the Barclays Center.
Here’s what you can expect from episode 79:
Ladd and Hickey are coming back
Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey are ready to return to the Islanders. How do they impact the team and where do they fit in the Islanders lineup?
Power Play Doing Well
The Islanders biggest flaw has slowly turned around. The power play has been much better as it begins to crawl out of the depths of ineptitude.
Two playoff home arenas
The Islanders will be playing at the Coliseum and the Barclays Center in the playoffs. Is that the right move for this team and what does it mean going forward for this team?
Trade Deadline Extravaganza
The deadline is coming. We will breakdown everything you need to know for the trade deadline coming up on Monday.
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.
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.