Islanders Forecheck: The “Oh, No…People Are Picking Them to Win the Stanley Cup…This is Weird” Episode

A Hockey Press Pass bonus series, “Islanders Forecheck” will take the long view of the 2021-22 season of the New York Islanders – one that many experts have predicted will end with a Stanley Cup. In this first edition, Chris Botta and Pat Boyle...- Address the breaking news from TSN's Darren Dreger that Ryan Pulock has signed an 8-year contract extension- Predict the outcome of the team’s opening stretch of 13 straight road games- Discuss the key players for the Islanders’ start to the season, and the impact of the opening of UBS Arena in Elmont, Long Island- Make their choices for the biggest story of the brief offseason of 2021- Project goal and point totals for some of the Islanders’ top forwards- Talk about Jack Eichel, because every hockey podcast must- Respond to your questions about Oliver Wahlstrom, Chara and Greene, and a next contract for Barry Trotz- Make our picks for the Islanders Hall of Fame that hopefully will be built in UBS someday- Share where we feel things currently stand on the Islanders’ Optimism MeterHosts: Chris Botta and Pat BoyleExecutive Producer: Dani Rylan KearneyProducer: Pat BoyleSponsor: Main Street Board Game Café – www.mainstboardgamecafe.comStick-Taps: All Islanders media, bloggers, podcasters, and fans, and the Islanders’ PR, digital and social media staffs.