The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 100 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
For the 100th straight week, Mitch and I will be talking New York Islanders hockey for you guys. I can’t believe we’re about to do our 100th episode, it feels like yesterday when we came up with the idea to start the show.
Unfortunately, it’s been another quiet July week but we do have some stuff for you to get your Islanders fix. The biggest news of the week was Simon Holmstrom signing his ELC. The 2019 first-round draft choice got his three-year $2.78 million ($925,000 AAV) contract.
Holmstrom is slotted to play in Sweeden this year but could he be making his return to North America faster than expected?
The Islanders have three RFA’s to worry about, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Ho-Sang, and Michael Dal Colle. We’re going to spend a little bit of time talking about Beau who’s agent had some things to say this week.
We want to go over whether or not Beau is a one-year, two-year, or multi-year candidate.
In an otherwise quiet week in the NHL, Ryan Dzingel finally signed a two-year deal with an AAV of $3.375 million. Is this something the Islanders should’ve been in on?
Here’s what to expect from episode 100:
Simon Holmstrom signs his ELC
The 2019 first-round selection signed his ELC which may hint at his North American arrival being sooner than later.
Beauvillier and his contract
What kind of contract should we expect Anthony Beauvillier to sign? A two-year bridge deal seems like the most likely option at this point.
Did the Isles miss out on Dzingel?
Would signing Dzingel to a similar deal to what he got in Carolina have made sense? We’re still waiting for what the heck the plan is for the top-six.
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.