Islanders Podcast Preview: Trade Deadline Day Turns Into Extension Day

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The New York Islanders did not make any trades today on trade deadline day. There was chatter with Semyon Varlamov, Cal Clutterbuck, Andy Greene, and others but the returns were not enough to get Lou Lamoriello to pull the trigger.

Instead, we saw two contract extensions. Zach Parise received a one-year extension beyond this year and Cal Clutterbuck a two-year deal. As of writing this, we don't know the AAV of the Parise deal, I wouldn't expect much more than the veteran minimum, and Cal Clutterbuck got a $1.75 million deal to stay with the team.

In episode 240 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast, Mitch and I will discuss our reactions from today as well as the thoughts on the future of this team, down on the farm, the quiz, and the social segment. Here is what you cap expect from this reactionary podcast:


Trade Deadline Day

Nobody was moved. Was that the right decision to not sell off any pieces and what does that mean for the future of this team?


Looking at the Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck deals and seeing how it fits going forward for this team.

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.