Mitch and Matt record a final New York Islanders podcast before the NHL trade deadline on the 25th February. We breakdown links and rumours and give our prediction as to what the Islanders will do on the 25th.
The closer we get to the February 25th trade deadline, the more it seems that the New York Islanders could be adding a big name to the roster. After all, the Islanders have all the right variables to make an enticing offer and pull off a big move.
They have slot in their top six that needs to be filled. And being in first place the Islanders are poised to make a run in the playoffs. They have a ton of cap space to bring in a big contract now and even sign one when the season is done. And they have a number of prospects in their system that teams looking to rebuild could use. They check every single box for a big trade deadline deal.
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that one will happen.
Mitch and Matt break down who the Islanders can (and who they can’t) trade from their own organization to land a big name. They’ll go over who’s rumored to be available and who the Islanders have been linked too. They’ll also give their predictions as to what could occur at the trade deadline for the New York Islanders.
What Else Do We Talk About?
Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey are back, sort of. Both have been recalled from their conditioning stint with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. They’ve yet to be activated from IR. But it’s clear they’ll be in the lineup soon. What does that mean for the Islanders and the roster? And is this like getting two brand new players?
The home arena situation for the playoffs has been settled for the New York Islanders. They’ll play home games at the Nassau Coliseum. For the first round of the playoffs. The rest of the time they’ll play home games at the Barclays Center. Much to the chagrin of fans. Should fans be happy with this decision?
Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews are clicking on the Islanders power play of late. Is that the only reason the Islanders fortunes have improved on the man advantage?