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Islanders podcast: Metropolitan Division preview

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Fellow Russian goaltenders Ilya Sorokin #30 of the New York Islanders and Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers chat during warm-ups prior to their game at Nassau Coliseum on April 09, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Fellow Russian goaltenders Ilya Sorokin #30 of the New York Islanders and Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers chat during warm-ups prior to their game at Nassau Coliseum on April 09, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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In this week’s show, Matt and I take a look (albeit it early) at the New York Islanders division for the 2021-22 season. Gone is the Mass Mutual Eastern Division from the shortened 2020-21 season, back is the Metropolitan Division.

(I’m sure they’ll have a new sponsor for it in 21-22. Why not, right?)

So on the podcast this week we looked at the seven teams in the Islanders division this season. What do we know about them so far?

New York Islanders divisional preview

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What we decided for this week’s show was to look at the ins and outs for each of the seven Metropolitan Division sides (minus the Isles of course) and figure if they’ve moved into or out of a playoff spot.

The seven teams (in alphabetical order):

  1. Carolina Hurricanes
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets
  3. New Jersey Devils
  4. New York Rangers
  5. Philadelphia Flyers
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins
  7. Washington Capitals

What else do we talk about?

  • The NHL will have ads on jerseys for the 2022-23 NHL season, should we as fans be worried about this? Or is this a sensible move in today’s economic climate, specifically for the NHL?
  • A former Isles player came up in my mentions so I came up with five clues to see if Matt could guess who he was. See if you can get it before he does.
  • In our “Down on the Farm” segment, I go over Aatu Räty’s game (as well as Aleksi Malinen’s) cause from what I’ve seen this kid is playing very well.

Again, don’t forget to rate and review the show. Let’s make it into the top three hockey podcasts in the US, shall we?

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