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Islanders Podcast Preview: Top Line & Love From Analytic Crowd

BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT - OCTOBER 02: Kieffer Bellows #20 of the New York Islanders (C) celebrates his first period goal on an assist from Mathew Barzal #13 (L) against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on October 02, 2021 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT - OCTOBER 02: Kieffer Bellows #20 of the New York Islanders (C) celebrates his first period goal on an assist from Mathew Barzal #13 (L) against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on October 02, 2021 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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We’re back to talk some New York Islanders hockey for episode 216 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast. This week, with the regular season inching closer, we’re shifting our focus on to some things to look for this season.

For example, the top line. Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal, and Kyle Palmieri got to play last night and we can finally get an idea for what the top line will look like. Will this be enough up top or will they be lacking that “goal scorer” that everyone talks about.

Also, what’s with some of these analytic models loving the Islanders? I don’t know how to deal with that so we’ll discuss how that impacts the Islanders and how people perceive them for the upcoming season.

Here’s what you can expect from episode 216 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast:

Topics

The Top Line

Are Anders Lee and Kyle Palmieri too similar? Mitch has some interesting numbers that we’re going to get into this week on the show. Also, we’ll chat about how some might have already realized the potential of this line.

Analytic Love

This used to be the team that everyone doubted. Well, not anymore. There’s a real chance that the Islanders are properly rated by the NHL pundits and that’s a troubling thing for Islanders fans.

Down on the Farm

Mitch will give us updates from around the world for Islanders prospects.

Quiz

On the quiz, Mitch will pick a random player in Islanders history and I have to try to guess who that player is based on five clues. It’s usually a blast.

Social

In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

Next. Palmieri vs Lee playing style

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.

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