Question #20: Can the Isles make the playoffs?
The last one of the series: anything is possible... well, almost anything.
Question 19: Will Johnny Boychuk stay healthy?
Coming off knee surgery at age 34, Islanders reinforcements should be ready.
Question 18: Can Josh Bailey have success without John Tavares?
The answer lies in the middle
Question 16: Will the Islanders re-sign Anders Lee?
Or will he be part of a sell-off that reshapes the franchise (once again)?
Question 15: Can Matt Martin Spark the Islanders 4th Line?
The popular hitmeister brings familiarity and spirit...but is that what they need?
Question 14: Who can make an impact from Bridgeport?
It’s more than just Steve Bernier and Stephen Gionta
Question 13: Can Thomas Greiss Rebound from His Terrible 2017-18?
The Islanders sure hope so, and logic points to yes.
Question #12: Where the hell is the game tonight, Brooklyn or Nassau?
The Islanders are playing games at Nassau Coliseum again this season, and the only things more loaded than this topic will be the tailgaters in the parking lot.
Question 11: What fourth-line forward(s) will fail to make the Islanders?
There are plenty of options for the Islanders to weigh
Question #10: Will the Islanders improve in their defensive zone?
Answer: it would be virtually impossible for them not to
Question #9: Who will be the Islanders second line center?
Brock Nelson is probably the most likely candidate to anchor the Islanders’ second line. It’ll be up to Barry Trotz and the new coaching staff to determine if Nelson can handle those duties.
20 in 20 Question #8: Where will Kieffer Bellows start the season?
The AHL. But will he play his way up to the big squad this season?
Question #7: Does Noah Dobson have a shot to make the roster?
Few have improved their stock post draft quite like Noah Dobson, whose lack of truly elite skills saw him drop to #12. However, his all-around game shows a defenseman who may have the tools to play in the NHL today. Will he?
Question #6: Will this be Ryan Pulock’s breakout season?
I like his chances. I like ‘em a lot.
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20 Questions in 20 Days: New York Islanders 2018-19 Preview
After a summer that reshaped the Islanders on and off the ice, the dust has settled. But we still have questions.
Question #5: Is this the roster that will open up the regular season?
For the next 20 days, our esteemed staff will tackle, what could be the biggest questions facing the New York Islanders this season. Huge disclaimer: There is still plenty of time for this to be completely worthless.
Question #4: Can Mitch Korn work his magic on Robin Lehner?
The lion meets his tamer, maybe.
Is this Joshua Ho-Sang’s last chance with the Islanders?
#3 in our 20 Questions series addresses the much-debated young talent.
Question #2: Will Mathew Barzal Suffer a Sophomore Slump?
The second in a series of preseason New York Islanders questions
Question 1: Do the Islanders Need to Name a Captain?
Oh Captain, Who is My Captain?
New York Islanders: Your top questions for 2018-19?
It was a swirling, pivotal summer of change for the Islanders. What’s that mean for 2018-19?