We’re about a month away from the New York Islanders opening their training camp. Every year it’s a competition for players to impress the GM and coach. They want to show the bosses that they should feature predominantly in their plans for the upcoming season.
We typically know who the important players are. Mathew Barzal is going to be the first-line center. Ryan Pulock is going to be the team’s number defender. And Semyon Varlamov is going to be the start in nets. But that’s only three of the 20 game day roster spots taken.
Who makes up the remaining 17 spots is a fairly competitive affair.