The New York Islanders prospects report to training camp tomorrow. We’ve finally made it through the long summer and back to hockey season.
Labor Day always signifies the end of Summer, so I guess it’s fitting that the New York Islanders have their prospects reporting tomorrow. The summer months can draw out long, but once the calendar flips to September, it’s essentially back to hockey.
There’s a lot of competition in Training Camp this year and you’d have to assume the prospects are going to get a long hard look in Training Camp.
As it stands now, the Isles have an open spot in the top six. Yes, Anthony Beauvillier seems like the frontrunner but camp allows just about everyone the opportunity to see ice time. Guys like Kieffer Bellows, Oliver Wahlstrom, and Josh Ho-Sang will likely see a lot of ice time.
For the future, all three of those guys have top-six ceilings. While it’s a long shot that they get the role for 2019-2020, Training Camp is still for seeing what these guys can handle.
The guy I want to see the most of this year is Noah Dobson. He’s the prospect with the best chance to make this roster out of camp. The only issue is the Isles are rather crowded on the blue line.
Would the Isles have to move on from one of their right-handed d-men via trade? These are the storylines I’m craving after an otherwise slow summer.
Hockey is finally back. We’re now 31 days away from opening night and even though I’ll miss summer, I’ve never been so excited for Fall to begin.
Isles Tweet of the Day
Editorials: Fisherman jersey getting love online
The New York Islanders fisherman jersey from the mid-’90s is a visual reminder of the bleakest period in the team’s history. But the jersey is actually getting some love online.
Editorials: 3 goals for Mathew Barzal
To get back to his top form, what should New York Islanders Mathew Barzal set as goals for the 2019-20 season?