It was a bit of a rough summer for the New York Islanders, the coda of a long, drawn-out, and yet-unfinished bit of drama surrounding the identity of this team. With a new coach, a new general manager, and a new building on the horizon, how does this team find its way back to relevancy? We’re joined by Dan Saraceni of Lighthouse Hockey to talk about the new-look Islanders and what we should expect from this afternoon’s game. Topics include:
- How hiring a new good head coach and a new bad general manager immediately impacts a team
- The struggles of Nick Leddy, the young stud defenseman, whose slow start to the season mirrors that of Ivan Provorov
- The best way for the Islanders to improve the team in an impactful way
- Life after your franchise superstar leaves you for good
This afternoon’s game kicks off from the Wells Fargo Center at 1PM on NBC Sports Philly. Just win, you idiots. Just win.