3 Takeaways from the NY Islanders 2023-24 Season

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The Islanders have found their Head Coach in Patrick Roy 

It wasn’t a move Lamoriello wanted to make, letting go of Lane Lambert, but it was a necessary one. 

While Lambert was on the hot seat, plenty of names were circulating as replacements, but few people had Patrick Roy pegged for the role.

The Islanders didn’t have the initial jump that teams typically have after firing a head coach, but the spark came later in the season resulting in multiple 6-game winning streaks and seeing the Isles claim third place in the Metro Division. 

When hired, there were no contract details given regarding Roy’s future with the team. Going 20-12-5 in 37 games with the Islanders, there’s little doubt that he’ll be back next season, in charge of the ship once again.

This time he’ll have a full training camp to lay the foundation for the style of play he is looking for out of his team, without having to piecemeal it together little by little mid-season.

Roy demands a lot of his players and requires a willingness to play in all three zones while sacrificing the body. There isn’t much room for change within next year's roster but he’ll undoubtedly have some say along with Lamoriello in the type of players he'd like to add for next season.