Islanders Podcast Preview: 2019 In Review & Bellows On Fire
By Matt O'Leary
The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 124 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Since the last time we spoke, the New York Islanders have three games under their belt. One was an ugly loss in Chicago followed by back to back wins to close out 2019. Now, in 2020 we’ll get you caught up on the context of the week.
First, we’ll go over the games briefly and talk about the Isles struggles defensively and the recent spark from the bottom six that was so desperately needed.
It’s become pretty clear that the Islanders need another scorer. Too many guys aren’t contributing right now and they could use an extra piece to the forward group. We’ll also take a look at where they rank in terms of five on five.
In the AHL, Kieffer Bellows literally can’t stop scoring goals. He has 12 in the last 13 games and is playing like a man possessed. Should he get the call-up?
Finally, we’ll recap 2019 and talk about the year that was for the Islanders. The good, the bad, but mostly the good.
Here’s what you can expect from episode 124:
The Islanders went 2-1 over this past week, so we’ll get you caught up on each game and plug the Patreon for more postgame content.
Need for scoring
It’s pretty obvious that the Isles need some scoring help. We’ll look at 5v5 numbers and who might be a nice addition to the Islanders at the deadline.
Looking back on 2019
It was a great year for the Islanders, we’ll talk about the best moments, the bad ones too, but mostly the positives from 2019.
Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 24 games as an Islander. As you’d expect it usually doesn’t go very well.
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.
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