Islanders Podcast Preview: Mat Barzal COVID & Youth Punished

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We're back with episode 226 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast and we're going to be breaking down a few things on the show today. First and foremost the New York Islanders lost yet another player to COVID and this time it's Mat Barzal.

Barzal is on the long list of names who have tested positive around the NHL in the last 48 hours or so. Unfortunately, it's a league-wide issue right now and something that doesn't look to be improving anytime soon.

Also, we'll be getting into the Isles youth. It seems like Barry Trotz is okay with punishing the younger players but is reluctant to do so with the veterans. We'll break this down a little further on the pod tonight.

Lastly, Mitch will share his prospect updates and news on Down on the Farm. Here's what you can expect from episode 226 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast:


Barzal COVID

Mat Barzal missed his first game due to COVID last night and it didn't go well for the offense. We'll discuss the league's issue and what it means to be down Barzal now too.

Youth Punishment

Anthony Beauvillier sat, will we see Josh Bailey or Kyle Palmieri sit down next?

Down on the Farm

Mitch will share his findings from the prospect world and share any highlights from his interviews.


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.