Islanders Podcast Preview: We Need to Talk About Ollie

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For episode 243 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast, we need to talk about Oliver Wahlstrom. In the Islanders 5-4 win over Pittsburgh last night, Wahlstrom did not see the ice in the third period and for good reason.

We'll get into his struggles, what it means going forward, and what the Islanders could do to mitigate Oliver Wahlstrom's struggles both now and in the future. That leads us to part two of the discussion, Barry Trotz.

Some are of the belief that Barry Trotz is too hard on Oliver Wahlstrom and that's why he's struggling. We will discuss our thoughts on that and talk about his coaching style down the stretch of this lost season.


Oliver Wahlstrom

Oliver Wahlstrom has just three goals and six points in his last 31 games played. His ice time has significantly gone down including a benching in the third period in last night's win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Barry Trotz

Barry Trotz's coaching style has been questioned a lot this year. We'll look at his treatment of Wahlstrom and everything else and see what we can find.

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.