Islanders podcast: Who's to blame for delay in COVID postponement?

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It took a week longer than it should have for the NHL to postpone at least two of the New York Islanders games. We're all glad the NHL eventually did, but there's no question that it took way too long. So who's to blame?

That was our main topic of discussion on this weeks podcast.

We started by talking timeline. When was the first case and how many cases were added after that initial case? And how frequently did players join that first case on the COVID protocol list? As you know it was fairly frequent since Josh Bailey was added on November 16th.

Then we talked about why a decision could have been delayed? Is this simply because the home opener could not be missed?

You can listen to this weeks podcast here on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

New York Islanders Podcast: What else did we talk about?

We talk for nearly an hour but we don't sit on that one subject. Here's what else we talked about in this week's podcast:

Retooling Habs: The Montreal Canadiens are retooling after firing GM Marc Bergevin and much of his management staff. Do the Habs have players that the Islanders should be interested in? What about someone that was previously on every New York Islanders fan's lips? How about a guy like Tyler Toffoli?

Down on the Farm: In this weekly prospect report I give you a few details on five key prospects this week. That includes an (accidental) focus on the 2020 draft class with updates on Alex Ljungkrantz (3rd round), William Dufour (5th round), and Henrik Tikkanen (7th round).

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