BONUS EPISODE: Islanders Forecheck. The “Oh, No…People Are Picking Them to Win the Stanley Cup…This


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 Meter


Stick-Taps: All Islanders media, bloggers, podcasters, and fans, and the Islanders’ PR, digital and social media staffs.