Islanders Podcast Preview: Changes Needed and Austin Czarnik Claimed

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Episode 234 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast returns and there hasn't been a game in a week! The good news is the Islanders return to the ice tonight and start their road trip. In this episode, we'll start by getting into what changes need to be made.

Clearly the Islanders can't continue to play like they did so we will chat about what we think the next step is. After that we'll discuss Austin Czarnik. The Isles waived Czarnik and Seattle claimed him, so essentially they lost him for nothing.

Was that a risk worth taking or should they have done something else? Finally, we'll close out with taking a look at some of the Islanders prospects in down on the farm. Here's what you can expect from episode 234:



The Islanders can surely use some changes. For both the rest of the season and for the future. Mitch and I will chat about what the Isles should do both in the short and longer term.

Austin Czarnik

Austin Czarnik has looked good in the few opportunities he got this year. When the Islanders sent him down he was snatched up by Seattle. Was this worth the risk?

Down on the Farm

Mitch will update us on all things prospects in this segment.


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.


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

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.