Which Islanders could possibly depict their nations in the upcoming Winter Olympics?
The NHL is sending gamers to the 2022 Olympic Winter Online games in Beijing, China. Which is fascinating for NHL supporters all-around the world.
Having said that, the gamers who make the rosters for their respective nations will be a scorching discussion in between now and when the final rosters are introduced in January.
In October, the IIHF coordinated with the NHL and the NHLPA to title a few provisional gamers for just about every country’s men’s Olympic nationwide group roster.
The New York Islanders did not have a participant named as one of the provisional roster gamers. But the coaching staff is envisioned to contain Islanders’ head mentor Barry Trotz.
So which Islanders gamers could possibly be headed to the Olympics? In this article are a couple of options.
- Semyon Varlamov — Russia
- Mathew Barzal — Canada
Russia already named Andrei Vasilevski as one of their provisional gamers. The other two goaltenders they get will be up for discussion — especially in New York — but Varlamov is the very best bet to be their backup.
Barzal really should be a sturdy center-six forward for Canada, who hope to carry household the gold medal yet again.
Sorokin could be part of Varlamov at the Olympics as Russia’s third goaltender, but he’ll have force from the Igor Shesterkin of the Rangers.
On The Fence
Will Chara get one additional operate at the Olympics for Slovakia? He’s been component of their roster considering the fact that in advance of some of his current Islanders’ teammates were born — basically.