Islanders Podcast Preview: Salary Arbitration & Hub System

Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 166 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

After the Devon Toews trade, we were expecting some more New York Islanders news to begin to fall. Instead, it’s been rather quiet in that regard. It’s been eight days since the Islanders have done some kind of a move.

In today’s episode, we’ll get into what we think that means for the Islanders and why there hasn’t been movement. Also, Josh Ho-Sang filed for arbitration, a bizarre move, but we want to get into it.

Why would he file for arbitration after the team shipped him away to another AHL team last year? We’ll discuss the likely outcomes for Ho-Sang.

Also, let’s talk about bubbles. There’s an NHL pitch to have four bubbles, one for each division to start the 2020-2021 season. We’ll discuss the impact of the bubble plan and if it changes anything for the Islanders.

Here’s what to expect from episode 166:


No moves

The Devon Toews trade was supposed to lead to more trades for the Islanders. So far, that hasn’t been the case.

Josh Ho-Sang Arbitration

Why would Ho-Sang file for arbitration? Should he have just signed his qualifying offer instead? We’ll break it all down for you.

Hub System

If there are four hubs next year does that change anything for the Islanders? We’ll discuss the plan in the hubs.


Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 66 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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