Islanders Podcast Preview: Semyon Varlamov Rumor Mill

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Tonight is episode 238 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast and I'm sure we'll have a lot to get into. The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and the closer it gets, the more rumors we begin to hear on the New York Islanders.

One of those rumors is Semyon Varlamov. With one more year on his deal after this and Ilya Sorokin becoming a number one goalie right in front of our very eyes, Varlamov is expendable.

We'll discuss all the different rumors surrounding Varly and discuss whether we think he will be come deadline day. Next up, we'll get into Sebastian Aho. How much of the rest of the season does he play and what will his role be on the team going forward?

Mitch will also update us on Islanders prospects from around the globe and of course, we have the quiz too. Here is what you can expect from episode 238:


Semyon Varlamov Rumors

Will Semyon Varlamov waive his no trade clause? Do the Islanders actually pull the trigger on a deal to send Varly elsewhere? We'll get into it all.

Sebastian Aho

Will Sebastian Aho be anything more than a seventh defenseman for this team? How much playing time will he get down the stretch for New York.

Down on the Farm

Mitch will update us on all things prospects in this segment. He's got his finger on the pulse for Islanders prospects and will share what he found out this week.


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.