The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 140 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Week 6 in the Q! Are you ready to take a break and talk about some New York Islanders hockey? I know Mitch and I are that’s for sure. Today, on episode 140, we plan on getting into the salary cap for next year.
It’s being reported that the cap will remain the same at $81.5 million. What does that mean for the Islanders and the league as they try to transition into the 2020-2021 season with as much normalcy as possible?
Next, we’ll get into the Islanders plan for goalie depth. If you look at Igor Shesterkin and the Rangers, he started the year in the AHL after coming over from the K. There’s a chance, probably more likely than you think, that Ilya Sorokin starts out in the AHL. So what do they do for depth?
Lastly, we’ll get into how Lou Lamoriello learned from his mistake on trying to double down on an aged veteran for the third line center position.
Here’s what you need to know for episode 140:
With the cap staying the same for next year can we expect amnesty buyouts? Also, what does this mean for the league going forward?
If the Islanders need a backup goalie in the short-term (the first couple months of the 2020-2021 season) who would make sense?
3C veteran mistake
Derick Brassard was a swing and a miss from Lou. It was an okay swing for the price, but he realized his mistake and addressed it with JG Pageau.
Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 40 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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