Islanders Podcast Preview: Shooting Strategy and Trade Big Board
By Matt O'Leary
The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 126 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Since last week, the New York Islanders have gone 1-1-1 and the three games couldn’t have been more different. First, there was a hard-fought 3-2 shootout loss to Boston, there was an awful 6-2 effort against the Rangers, and then there was a dominant 8-2 win over Detroit.
It was a weird week for the Isles and we’ll breakdown each game giving you the context for episode 126.
Over the past few weeks, the Isles have been putting more pucks on net. Is that strategy working and why did they make the sudden switch after being a team that rarely shoots the puck.
The Islanders have 99 power-play chances on the season, the next closest is Anaheim who has 123. Is there a bias or are the Isles really that bad at drawing penalties? Mitch and I will try to answer that question.
The Athletic came out with a big board of trade pieces and we’ll check in with who we want and who we would avoid.
Here’s what to expect from episode 126:
We’ll go over the three games and plug the Patreon for more game coverage and original live reactions immediately after the game.
New Shooting Strategy
The Isles are shooting more and really not scoring a lot (exclude the outlier against Detroit).
No Love From Refs
The Isles are the only team under 100 power-play chances. Why is that and how can it be fixed?
Athletic Big Board
Who made the list and who from this list would we want the Islanders to trade for. It’s clear they still need offense despite a great performance against Detroit.
Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 26 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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