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Islanders Podcast Preview: Kieffer Bellows Call Up & Playoff Chances

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: Michael Dal Colle #28 of the New York Islanders (L) celebrates his first period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at the Barclays Center on February 01, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: Michael Dal Colle #28 of the New York Islanders (L) celebrates his first period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at the Barclays Center on February 01, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 129 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

We’re back and we have some games to talk about this week! The Islanders returned from their long break with an overtime loss on Saturday to Vancouver followed by an overtime win over Dallas.

We’ll talk about those two different games, giving you context for episode 129. In addition to the games, we’ll talk about Kieffer Bellows getting the call up from the AHL and how he looked in last night’s win.

Standings wise, the Islanders continue to fall. As of right now they are the first Wild Card team and are three points out of a playoff spot. A big fall from grace after their hot start.

Also, there was a trade proposal that we want to talk about. Would you give up Kieffer Bellows and draft capital for JG Pageau and Ron Hainsey?

Here’s what you can expect from episode 129:

Topics

Games

We’ll start by going over the last two games and what went well and what didn’t. The Islanders are 1-0-1 since their break.

Kieffer Bellows Called Up

The Isles called up their 2016 first-round pick, Kieffer Bellows. Bellows was on a hot streak in the AHL before getting the call up to the Islanders and he looked rather solid in his first game.

Playoff Chances

At their lowest, they dropped to the second wild card. Now, they are currently sitting in the top Wild Card spot after spending a majority of the early season in second place.

Trade With Senators

We’ll go over the JG Pageau and Ron Hainsey trade proposal and if we think it makes sense for the Islanders.

Quiz

Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 29 games as an Islander. As you’d expect it usually doesn’t go very well.

Social

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

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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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