These two organizations are tied together in so many ways. Both teams were built through procurement of young players, both teams have had incredible highs and lows, both teams are at a lower point in franchise history.
The Oilers and Islanders have some nice young players but other teams are as young and look better moving forward. The balance of power now is in towns like Pittsburgh and Chicago. A betting man would suggest a trip to the SCF is a distant bell for both teams.
It’s a good thing we’re fans.