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New York Islanders: Eyes on Isles Podcast Ep 102 Preview

VICTORIA , BC - DECEMBER 26: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 of United States skates against Slovakia during the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 26, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)
VICTORIA , BC - DECEMBER 26: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 of United States skates against Slovakia during the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 26, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)
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The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 102 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

We’re getting ready for one more podcast before the calendar flips to August! It’s been another dead week in New York Islanders land but that doesn’t mean that we won’t have things to talk about.

We found out that Oliver Wahlstrom is in the best shape of his life. He was able to drop 13 pounds training in Sweeden. That should help his game at the NHL level as his endurance should be through the roof at this point.

Last year was an outlier season as we know but who is going to regress from last year’s team? Will anybody be able to maintain what they did or perhaps get better too?

Finally, there’s something that always bothers me: Why don’t rivals trade? The Islanders and the Rangers should make a trade if the package suits the Islanders why not do it? The notion that you can’t trade with a crosstown rival is silly.

Here’s what to expect out of episode 102:

Topics

Oliver Wahlstrom gets in shape

Ollie dropped a ton of weight training overseas. How will this impact his game and does this make him even more ready for the NHL than we initially thought?

Regression/Progression candidates

We’re going to go through some guys on the roster and see if they’re going to regress, progress, or stay the same in 2019-2020.

Why can’t rivals trade?

The Rangers are over the cap and I want Chris Kreider. Why can’t the Islanders and the Rangers trade?

Social

In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

Next. Belmont Update

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.

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