(Video) PHT Extra: The conversation has changed about the New York Islanders

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When we shot this yesterday, the New York Islanders were atop the Eastern Conference (they’ve since been passed by Tampa Bay), which put the team in a unique position — for the first time in a long time, people are talking about the Isles not as a potential playoff team, but a potential Cup contender.

Yes, this is still the same organization that hasn’t won a postseason series since 1993. But regardless, the conversation about the Isles has changed — you start to dig a little deeper, poke bigger holes and dissect the roster more intricately than before.

So, how do the Isles stand up to that kind of scrutiny?

Have a watch…