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Islanders: Checking in on 5 bold predictions from start of season

Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 09: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebrates after scoring a first period goal against Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Florida Panthers during their game at Barclays Center on November 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Five bold predictions for the New York Islanders were made at the start of the season. Halfway through the season, how are those predictions holding up?

Three months ago, on the eve of the 2019-20 NHL season, I wrote five bold predictions for the New York Islanders. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point of the season I wanted to check up on those predictions.

Here’s my piece from the start of the season where I lay-out my five bold predictions:

Must Read. 5 bold predictions for 2019-20 season

The idea was to put out predictions that no one would expect but were completely feasible to achieve.

No one knows what’s actually going to happen before a puck is dropped on the season. Who knew the 2018-19 New York Islanders were going to be a 103 point team? No one. Every year we get good (and bad) surprises.

But it’s still fun to stick your neck out there and try to predict the future. And then a few months later you get to go back, see how foolish you were and reassess.

So three months after making five bold predictions for the New York Islanders 2019-20 season, how far off was I with my predictions? It starts off poorly but I redeem myself by the end.

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