The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 96 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
The month of June is in full swing, there’s been signings, trades, and the draft is this week so it’s safe to say that the first week without hockey has been pretty busy. By no surprise, the New York Islanders have been very much in the mix.
The big news from this past week was the Jordan Eberle contract. He was signed to a five-year deal at $5.5 million AAV which has the potential to be an absolute steal. So far, Lou Lamoriello has done a fine job giving out contracts and working the cap this offseason.
It’s #TradeSzn, and there were two theories out this week that we wanted to debunk. One was that the Islanders should’ve traded Noah Dobson for Jacob Trouba. Obviously, that can’t happen now but we still want to talk about why that would’ve been a mistake.
The other is that trading Nick Leddy for picks is a silly mistake. The Islanders need NHL talent, picks and prospects aren’t going to help with that.
Also, we already have some Stanley Cup odds. The Islanders have 30/1 odds, is that fair for them or is that too high or too low, we’ll discuss.
Here’s what you can expect from episode 96:
Jordan Eberle contract extension
The Islanders shocked us and gave Jordan Eberle a nice five-year deal at $5.5 million AAV. We’ll discuss the value of this deal and what this means for the rest of free agency.
Both Noah Dobson’s name and Nick Leddy’s name was brought up in a trade piece. One makes sense, the other is an absolute joke.
Stanley Cup odds
The 2020 Islanders have 30/1 odds on winning a Stanley Cup. Is that fair odds or are the Islanders being overlooked yet again?
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.