Islanders podcast: Season review, offseason thoughts, Sean Avery drama

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Sean Avery discusses his book "Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey" at Build Studio on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Sean Avery discusses his book "Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey" at Build Studio on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

It’s our 162nd New York Islanders podcast. We spoke about the last season, the next season, and go over some Sean Avery drama.

With the 2019-20 season coming to an end for the New York Islanders, our latest podcast was naturally a reflection on this season, what to expect going into 2020-21, and what happened between Matt and former New York Rangers player Sean Avery.

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What We Talked About?

With the loss in Game 6 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Islanders 2019-20 season came to a close. The ups and downs were wild for the Isles. From a 17-game point streak to basically crashing out of the postseason altogether.

So what did we learn from this New York Islanders season? To put it bluntly, we learned that the Isles 2018-19 103 point season was no mistake at all. This is in fact a good team.

The window for the Islanders is just opening rather than closing as some will have you believe. The good times have just begun for the Isles.

So what about the 2020-21 season? How will that look for a team that was two wins short of making the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1984?

Ideally, Lou Lamoriello finds a way to add a goal scorer in the offseason. A player who can put up 25+ goals on a consistent basis. How Lou does that isn’t quite clear. His situation with the cap is precarious at best. The 2020 GM of the Year will have to use every tool in his arsenal to create some breathing room.

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We end the show with some Sean Avery drama. The former Rangers forward had some words for Matt and the two spoke over Avery’s podcast. Matt shares his perspective on the drama.