Islanders: Biggest headline from each month of 2019-20 season

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: A general view of the arena prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

We're craving hockey content as we wait for the season to come back, so here's a month-by-month look back of the New York Islanders 2019-20 season.

Let's take a look back at the 2019-20 New York Islanders season so far. Looking back is about all we can do at the moment.

So, let's look at the biggest headline for each month of the 2019-20 season to remember what happened and what the Islanders were going through at that particular time.

Before I dive in I wanted to remember where things started before a puck was dropped on the 2019-20 season. How did 2018-19 end and how did the offseason go?

2018-19 Season recap

It was a surprise year. No one expected this bottom-heavy team to break 100 points and make the playoffs. But with a strong work ethic, some even better team defense, and some elite-level goaltending the Islanders were able to prove the doubters wrong.

The following first-round sweep of the Penguins was an even bigger shock. The shocks kept coming as the Isles were swept in the second round as the offense failed to show up.

2019 Offseason

The Islanders needed offense and tried to get it by going all-in on Artemi Panarin in the free-agent market. He'd chose the New York Rangers and leave Lou Lamoriello holding a seven-year ~$12.5 million AAV contract in his hands while wondering what to do next.

Lou re-signed most of his UFA's. The only one he didn't sign was Robin Lehner. The Vezina finalist was allowed to leave while Semyon Varlamov was brought in.

So without any new top-six forwards and with arguably a weaker goaltending duo, could the Islanders repeat what they had done in 2018-19 in 2019-20?

Next: October