Islanders Podcast Preview: Ilya Sorokin Signs & Coliseum Update

Ilya Sorokin #90 of the CSKA (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/ Getty Images)
Ilya Sorokin #90 of the CSKA (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/ Getty Images)

The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 152 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

Ilya Sorokin baby! Finally, after chasing the white whale for half a decade, the Islanders were able to sign Ilya Sorokin not once but twice. We’ll discuss both contracts and what it means for the Isles to kick off episode 152.

Barry Trotz also said that training camp will be a competition for the Islanders to see who starts in net. Do we buy it or is it just hockey lip service?

Also, the Oak View Group could take over the Nassau Coliseum to save it. We’ll discuss the likelihood of this happening and on top of that the benefits of Oak View taking over the debt of the building.

Here’s what you can expect from episode 152:


Ilya Sorokin

Sorokin signed his ELC and then his bridge deal the following day. We’ll get into what that means for the Islanders going forward.

Goalie Battle

Is there really a chance that Thomas Greiss wins this goalie battle? Or was Barry Trotz just giving his best political answer?

Coliseum News

Will Oak View be able to run it? We’ll go over the benefits of getting the Belmont group involved in the Coliseum process for the short term.


Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 52 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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