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Islanders podcast: Evaluating systems health, Toews signing, Ho-Sang

New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications). /
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In our latest New York Islanders podcast we take a look at the Islanders system, the Devon Toews signing with the Colorado Avalanche, and the Josh Ho-Sang signing.

A number of the prospects in the New York Islanders system have already begun their 2020-21 season. European leagues like the Finnish Liiga and Mestis leagues, the Swedish SHL and Allsvenskan, and the KHL have all been playing for a while now.

The Islanders have nine players already skating in their 2020-21 season. Three were drafted this year: Alexander Ljungkrantz (3rd round), Matias Rajaniemi (6th round), Henrick Tikkanen (7th round). Three are on loan from the Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom, Simon Holmstrom, Otto Koivula.

We spent a good portion of the podcast going over each of these prospects. We tried to give you a sense of what type of player each of these prospects is, how these prospects are doing so far this season, and we also tried to manage expectations as some of the young players are putting up some decent numbers for their team.

You can get the Eyes on Isles podcast from the Apple podcast app, Google Play, Spotify, and Omny, or wherever you get your podcasts.

What Else Do We Talk About?

  • Josh Ho-Sang has signed a single-year deal with the New York Islanders. What does that single-year deal consist of and what can we expect from a player that was drafted 28th overall in 2014? Six years ago!
  • Devon Toews has begun life with the Colorado Avalanche well. The Avalanche signed him to a four-year $16.4 million contract. Could the Isles have paid the puck-moving defenseman that type of money?
  • Matt has his work cut out for him with this week’s Islanders player quiz. Last week he guess right on the first clue, this time he won’t be so lucky. Guaranteed.
  • We take a peek at what’s trending and what you may not have seen around Islanders social media this week.
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