The New York Islanders are one of two NHL franchises in New York. They are most famous for their streak of four straight NHL titles runs in the early 1980s but have had very little success to speak of in recent years.
Unfortunately, New York Islanders betting is not legal in New York, but that will soon change as the state legislature is looking to legalize and regulate online sports betting. We expect that to happen sometime in 2020, at which point you can bet on all NHL games. Learn more about the Islanders franchise, whether analysts are giving the New York Islanders odds to make the Stanley Cup Finals anytime soon, and more about betting on the NHL at NY online sportsbooks.
Last NHL Team to Win Four Straight Titles
If not for the defunct World Hockey Association, the NY Islanders may have never existed. The Islanders were formed in 1972 to prevent the WHA from expanding into New York. Amazingly, the team made the playoffs in just their third year of existence and in less than a decade they won their first Stanley Cup title.
The Islanders put together an incredible dynasty in the early 80s, making the Stanley Cup finals five straight years. They won four straight from 80-83 before losing the 1984 Stanley Cup Finals to the Edmonton Oilers.
Unfortunately, by the mid-1990s the team started to struggle and have only made the playoffs eight times in the last 23 years. In 2019, the Islanders made the playoffs for the first time in three years. Right now, it’s hard to tell whether this is a fluke occurrence or the start of a new trend.
Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
The New York Islanders surprised everyone in 2019, thanks in part to phenomenal coaching from Mitch Korn and the stability given to the team from head coach Barry Trotz. However, nobody expected Casey Cizikas to have a career year to back up Mathew Barzal’s solid campaign. So the question is whether they can continue this trend.
It’s a bit too early to tell, but 2020 could go either way for the Islanders. If we were to give the New York Islanders odds for next season, we’d say that they will still play well enough to make the playoffs provided they don’t suffer any key injuries. However, they may not have enough talent on the team to make it past the second round.
Betting on the New York Islanders at NY Online Sportsbooks
If you’re looking for sportsbooks offering New York Islanders betting, you will have to wait just a bit longer. We predict that NY online sportsbooks will launch at some point in 2020 and multiple casinos will lay New York Islanders odds for the regular season and playoffs.
A wide variety of betting options will be available, similar to what you see presently in New Jersey. In-Play betting should also be available for NHL games, making for some of the most exciting action in sports betting.
In addition to New York Islanders betting, you’ll also be able to bet on action from around the league. So if you’re a Golden Knights fan on business in New York, you’ll be able to bet on your favorite team. It doesn’t matter who you root for; you can bet on them at New York online sportsbooks.