In a world where sports are now part of everyday life, the NHL is now the dominant sports league in the United States, and the NHL has been in charge of the NBA for decades.
That doesn’t mean the NHL’s star players have disappeared, though.
As we saw this summer, the Islanders are still in the mix, and there are some who believe they could be even more than just a top-six team.
So what is next for New York?
Well, if the Islanders continue to make the playoffs, will they even make the conference final?
Can the Islanders overcome the lockout, and will they get a third Cup in four years?
Let’s take a look at where the Islanders might be heading next.