Islanders Podcast Preview: ELC Signings & Finding Top-Line Talent

Blade Jenkins #19 of the Saginaw Spirit (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)
Blade Jenkins #19 of the Saginaw Spirit (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images) /

The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 146 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

We’re going to try to do a podcast today. It’s not going to be easy with everything going on but Mitch and I will be giving you your weekly Islanders dose. In episode 146, we’ll start by talking about some recent ELC signings.

Blade Jenkins, Cole Coskey, and Felix Bibeau have signed ELC’s with the Islanders. We’ll discuss what we can expect from them in 2020 and beyond.

Due to COVID, the June 1 deadline to sign unsigned draft choices is going to be extended. We’ll discuss how that effects Ilya Sorokin. The last topic we’ll tackle is top-line talent and where you find it.

The Islanders very clearly need another top-tier piece but where do you get them. We’ll look at the three options and discuss how the Islanders could attack it.

Here’s what to expect from episode 146:


Entry Level Signings

Blade Jenkins, Cole Coskey, and Felix Bibeau were added to the crop of prospects. Where do they play this year, what’s their role, and what are the projections for them?

Deadline Extended

Can this impact Ilya Sorokin at all? We’ll discuss the importance of the extension.

How to get top-line talent

Is it the draft, free agency, trades, all three? We’ll discuss the best route to find top talent in the league.


Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 46games 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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