There’s been a lot made about the New York Islanders prospect pool. The Isles pool isn’t very deep nor is it particularly skilled, compared to the rest of the NHL. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s watched this team over the last three years.
If the Islanders were routinely at the bottom of the standings this would be an issue. But, as you all know, the Isles are far from the bottom of the standings. They’re competing for a Cup. So, naturally, the prospect pool will suffer.
In our ongoing “Summer Camp” series over on Patreon, Matt and I looked at the prospect pool and talked about the top prospects and why you shouldn’t worry.
Don’t worry about the New York Islanders prospect pool
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Yesterday’s pod was all about the prospect pool and why fans don’t need to worry and why they should focus on some of the positives in the prospect pool. Specifically the addition of Aatu Räty from the 2021 draft and William Dufour from the 2020 NHL draft.
WE go over a recent ranking of Islanders prospects from The Athletic to discuss why this ranking makes sense and we talk through some of the things we disagree with.
It’s a solid chat about the future of the New York Islanders and how it isn’t so doom-and-gloom as some would have you believe.