Mike Carver kicks off a new season of the Isle Seat Podcast by talking about the future of the show and what’s ahead for the 2018-19 season. Mike then previews the new Islanders season and gives his thoughts on what to expect under the new regime of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz
B-Comp & Carver are back to discuss Brock Nelson’s one-year contract and if he can be the No. 2 center this coming season, as well as the hirings of goalie coach Piero Greco and director of goaltending Mitch Korn. Brian also catches up with forward Matt Martin, who received a parking ticket while being told he was traded to the Islanders.
Just days after losing their franchise player, the Islanders are turning the page. B-Comp & Carver discuss the return of Matt Martin, the four-year contract of Thomas Hickey and the addition of goalie Robin Lehner. They also take calls from fans on a special July 4 edition.
B-Comp & Carver get together just hours after John Tavares decided to leave the Islanders and sign a seven-year contract with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. The guys discuss the move and where the Islanders could go from here.
John Tavares will determine his future in the coming days. B-Comp & Carver discuss where the Islanders captain may land if he decides to leave New York and what it means for the franchise moving forward. Also, the guys discuss the hiring of head coach Barry Trotz and the huge weekend the Islanders had at the NHL Draft.
B-Comp & Carver discuss the possibility of the Islanders hiring Barry Trotz to be their next head coach after Trotz resigned from the position with the Washington Capitals, and what it could mean for a contract extension with John Tavares. They also chat with Mike Morreale of NHL.com about the upcoming draft and what the Islanders might do with the 11th and 12th picks.
B-Comp & Carver discuss the end of Garth Snow’s 12-year tenure as Islanders general manager and the firing of head coach Doug Weight, which transpired just two weeks after Lou Lamoriello was named president of hockey operations. They discuss potential candidates for each position and what the firings mean for the John Tavares negotiations.
B-Comp & Carver discuss the reports of Lou Lamoriello accepting the job as President of Hockey Operations because of his belief the Islanders can win now, and where things stand with the rest of the staff. Also, Brian catches up with Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic about his ongoing charity work and his time with the Islanders.
Islanders co-owners Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have concluded the month-plus long evaluation process and have hired Lou Lamoriello to be president of hockey operations. You’ll hear Lamoriello’s conference call with the media, plus B-Comp & Carver discuss what the hiring means for the franchise and the negotiations with John Tavares.
B-Comp & Carver discuss the possibility of bringing former New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello to the Islanders, who are three weeks into evaluating hockey operations. They also chat with Arthur Staple of The Athletic about Lamoriello, as well as the Isles’ goaltending situation and the latest on John Tavares.