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New York Islanders Can Be Better in 2019-20 Season

It’s been a boring few weeks for the New York Islanders. After the frantic first day of the free agency period, things have quieted down significantly. Giving us all plenty of time to think about the upcoming season and what could happen with the New York Islanders in 2019-20.

Will they be worse, the same, or better?

We aren’t the only ones asking those questions. The Athletic’s Alison Lukan (subscription required) sought to predict NHL standings for the 2019-20 season based on wins above replacement (WAR).

The New York Islanders, according to the model will finish with 82 points and fifth in the Metropolitan Division behind the Capitals, Blue Jackets, Penguins, Hurricanes, and Devils in that order.