Islanders Podcast Preview: The Lamoriello Effect & Veteran Presence
By Matt O'Leary
The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 169 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
Another week in the books brings us back to the Eyes on Isles podcast. We have some Islanders storylines to share with you this week starting with the Lou Lamoriello effect. What is the Lamoriello effect you may ask?
Well, JG Pageau accepted the first offer he received from Lou Lamoriello, and then legendary basketball coach, Rick Pitino was convinced by Lou to buy season tickets. Great stuff from the Isles GM.
Also, in honor of Veterans Day, we will be talking about the Vets on the Islanders roster. Is there too many veterans on this team? Where do the Islanders fall among other teams with the vets and can they win with these vets?
The Athletic released a ranking of General Managers based on fan and public perception. Lou Lamoriello came in 16th. We’ll discuss if the evaluation was fair or not. Here’s what you can expect from episode 169:
The Lamoriello Effect
Discussing Pageau’s desire to come to Long Island and Pitino’s buy into what Lou Lamoriello is selling.
Are the Islanders too veteran-heavy? That seems to be a major critique of this team but we’ll evaluate if that’s a fair assumption of this team.
Front Office Rankings
The Islanders came in 16th in terms of public and fan perspective. Is that too high, too low, or just right for Lou and company?
Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 69 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.
If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also, be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.