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New York Islanders: Looking Back On 25 Predictions For 2018-2019

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: The New York Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on April 10, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: The New York Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on April 10, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 24: Head coach Barry Trotz works his 1600th NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at the NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders shut-out the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Before the season started I made 25 predictions for the New York Islanders season. Some hit, while others were way off, and that’s okay.

Predictions are hard. I found this out the hard way, by putting out 25 bold (more like boldish) takes on the internet for people to read. I think I know the New York Islanders rather well but I didn’t do so hot with these predictions.

To be fair, nobody expected this kind of season from the Islanders. They were supposed to be an awful team in despair after losing their franchise player.

Instead, they shocked the hockey world by not only making the playoffs but sweeping the first round. Granted, the season didn’t end on a hot note, but this team had no business being in the second round of the playoffs (on paper), yet they did the damn thing.

2018-2019 was one of the most fun seasons I’ve witnessed as an Islander fan, and absolutely my favorite one that I’ve covered on this site so far. Now that I hyped up how much fun the season was let’s take a look at some of my preseason takes (it’s okay to laugh).

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