NHL Burning FAQs: New York Islanders

This is the latest file in THN.com’s ongoing “Three Important Questions” feature. In this series, we ask three key questions for every NHL team ahead of the start of the 2022-23 regular season. We ask three important questions about New Yorkers in today’s issue.

Three burning questions for islands in 2022-2023:

1. Will the status quo bring the Isles back to the playoffs after the hugely disappointing 2021-22 season? Last season, the COVID-19 pandemic damaged islanders’ Stanley Cup aspirations. As the year approached, the islands were expected to be the favorites in the cup, but as the season began, it became clear that the islanders, healthy or not, had more problems than just their health. Coach Barry Trotz once again gave them a defensive structure, but in attack, they didn’t have enough elite talent to compete with the top teams in the highly competitive capital division.

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