Islanders Podcast Preview: Lou Lamoriello Comments & Price For Cap Dumps

Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 163 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

Well, now there’s no hockey for the foreseeable future. It’s going to be an interesting time in Islanders land as they have a lot of work to do before next season starts, whenever they’re able to start up again.

We’ll start off by catching up on Lou Lamoriello’s comments from his press conference yesterday. He gave us some nuggets to chew on there.

Then we’ll get into buyouts. The buyout period is open, but will the Isles be able to take advantage of that going forward or will they opt for trades instead? Speaking of trades, Lou is going to have his hands full with cap dumps.

Looking at what Marc Staal just got moved for, it’s not going to be easy for Lou to move out pieces even to teams who need to meet the cap floor. Lastly, we’ll take a look at Oliver Wahlstrom and what we can expect from him.

Here’s what you can expect from episode 163:


Lamoriello Presser

Lou dropped a couple of nuggets to chew on in yesterday’s presser with the media. We’ll get into UFA’s, RFA’s, and more in this segment.


Will the Islanders use the buyout option on any of their players? Mitch and I will debate the likelihood of a buyout

Cap Dump Prices

It looks like the market isn’t going to be too kind to the Islanders or any other team looking to sell off expensive pieces.

Oliver Wahlstrom

What do we like from Oliver Wahlstrom? Can he be the guy in 2020-2021?


Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 63 games in an Islanders sweater. This guessing game rarely goes 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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