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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 205 - Research and ...
Mike and Dan wrap up the Stanley Cup final, look ahead to the draft and talk some trash about ESPN's first season of hockey in two decades.
73 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 13 - Ch...
Mike and Dan are joined by friend and longtime Islanders fan Eric Needell to talk about Chris Simon, a tough guy who packed a lot into his short time on Long Island.
67 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 204 - Deep Pocketed...
Mike and Dan revel in the New York Rangers' demise after a terrifying playoff run, and look around the NHL at what could be a very active offseason.
67 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 12 - Ra...
Mike and Dan are joined by Nick Costa of the legendary Offsides Tavern to talk about Raffi Torres, an infamous NHL player that most people forgot even was an Islander.
43 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 203 - A Very Specif...
Mike and Dan ramble and rant about a range of NHL topics, from strange playoff bedfellows to prospect coverage to old guy veneration.
65 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 11 - Va...
Lighthouse Hockey’s Steven Smith joins Mike and Dan to talk about Valtteri Filppula, who went from indefensible signing to indispensable Islander in just a few months.
49 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 10 - Th...
Along with Desmond Zantua of the Through the Island podcast, Mike and Dan talk about five import players who didn't want to become Islanders. Some stayed a little while, some longer and one not at all.
77 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 202 - Once Every 20...
Mike and Dan examine the Islanders naming Lane Lambert head coach, some big stories from the first round of the playoffs and then answer listener questions.
110 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 201 - Sufficiently ...
Mike and Dan attempt to process the news of the Islanders firing Barry Trotz, the coach with the tightest connection to the Islanders fanbase.
48 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 200 - More Weird Th...
In their 200th episode, Mike and Dan reflect on the Islanders season, the exit interviews of the players and their unique brand of interaction with listeners.
72 min
Islanders Award Winners - Bryan Trottier, Calde...
Lighthouse Hockey’s second series of audio documentaries begins with a rookie season for the ages for an instant No. 1 center.
49 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 9 - Sta...
Arthur Staple of The Athletic puts together an entire starting lineup of short time Islanders from his years covering the team.
73 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 199 - Guard of Honor
Mike and Dan talk about Ilya Sorokin's extraordinary week and pay tribute to the career and impact of Islanders legend Mike Bossy.
69 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 198 - The Bad Times...
Mike and Dan look at one satisfying win and two hugely disappointing losses for the Islanders, who have a zombie three weeks ahead of them for the first time in three seasons.
63 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 8 - Cap...
Dan and former AHL reporter Bob Dittmeier reminisce about the Capital District Islanders, the New York Islanders’ upstate-based farm team from the early ‘90s and players like Graeme Townshend, Greg Parks, Jamie McLennan and more.
59 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 197 - Close to Bein...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders four wins (!) this week and let themselves enjoy a team continuing to make games meaningful into the season’s final month.
58 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 196 - Be Your Own U...
Mike and Dan recap a spectacularly bad weekend for the Islanders and discuss GM Lou Lamoriello's words following the trade deadline.
66 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 7 - Wad...
Mike and Dan talk with Isles Fix's Joe Buono about goalie Wade Dubielewicz, a cult Islanders legend with a one-of-a-kind career arc.
56 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 195 - We're Incredi...
Mike and Dan recap the 2022 NHL Trade deadline, in which the Islanders made zero (0) trades but two (2) signings.
76 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 194 - Rooting for t...
In a super-sized trade deadline spectacular, Mike and Dan recap the Islanders three game winning streak and talk about what they think the team will (and, more importantly will not) do this week.
81 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 6 - Ser...
Dan and Nick Giglia of invaluable referendum blog "Let There Be Lighthouse" talk about how Sergei Nemchinov was a winner who played for the Islanders at the wrong time.
58 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 193 - Every Loss is...
Mike and Dan look at the good (some) and bad (also some) of the Islanders' last week and the promising signs that have, unfortunately, started to arrive a little too late.
79 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 192 - Opening A Can...
Mike and Dan recap a week of good Islanders performances (with one shameful loss) and wonder where the team's younger players go after this weird season.
63 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 5 - Tho...
Joined by Lighthouse Hockey's own Jenny Berman, Mike and Dan discuss how Thomas Vanek spent 47 games with the Islanders that were somehow both completely inconsequential and yet totally changed the direction of the franchise..
48 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 191 - Waiting for T...
Mike and Dan look again at the Islanders' maddening pattern of wins and lamentable losses, and how their trade deadline will affect their overall direction.
63 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 190 - A Tapestry of...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders' up and down (mostly down) trip to Western Canada, and look back at a cursed first half of the season.
57 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 4 - Kir...
Joined by actor, writer and podcaster Michael Paul Smith, Dan and Mike take it all the way back to the original Islanders villain who changed the way the team was perceived for all time.
51 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 189 - That's What L...
Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders' embarrassing loss to expansion Seattle just before the All Star Break and the important road trips that will determine where their season goes next.
70 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 3 - Rya...
Dan and special guest Noel Fogelman revisit one of the most bizarre episodes in recent Islanders history, the many-layered acquisition of "Captain Canada" Ryan Smyth.
48 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 188 - Half the Form...
Dan and emergency recall Carey Haber look at the Islanders recent losses, their struggles against winning teams and what qualities they're still missing this season.
61 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 187 - A Phenomena o...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders three wins and one loss this week and examine the monumental impact of Clark Gillies, who has passed away at 67.
73 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 2 - Jay...
Mike and Dan discuss defensive forward Jay Pandolfo's short but legendary stint as an Islander with former blogger and Vintage Ice Hockey founder Kevin Schultz.
38 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 186 - I Want That T...
Mike and Dan recap a win and a loss and look into some possible trades the Islanders can make to bolster their defense in this (possibly already lost) season.
64 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 1 - Bri...
First episode of a brand new LHH podcast! What is a "Weird Islander" and what makes Brian Rolston one? We ask guest Carey Haber and lay down some ground rules.
35 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 185 - Like a Travel...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders back-to-back wins as they stare down another long break in between games.
73 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 184 - Short End of ...
Mike and Dan talk about a good win and two frustrating loses for the Islanders and are joined by The Athletic’s Arthur Staple to hear stories of his decade on the team's beat.
95 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 183 - Exorcising De...
Mike and Dan recap a big win and a tough loss, and hash out the Islanders' recent play and current identity (or lack thereof)..
72 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 182 - Coming Back t...
Mike and Dan breath a sigh of relief as the Islanders win an actual game and start putting points together. They just need to keep doing that.
57 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 181 - A Stretch of ...
Mike and Dan sift through two more Islanders losses and process their frustrations over the postponements of at least two upcoming games.
71 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 180 - Far From Fine
Absolutely nothing is going right for the Islanders right now - losses, injuries and COVID cases are piling up. But there is a new arena to talk about...
61 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 179 - The Ledge is ...
Mike, Dan and special guest Carey Haber process the emotions of the Islanders losing four straight games and defenseman Ryan Pulock to injury as they open UBA Arena.
76 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 178 - Made a Mess o...
Mike and Dan chat about the Islanders mostly successful weekend and talk to Arthur Staple about his new book "100 Things Islanders Fans Should and Do Before They Die."
80 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 177 - More Positive...
Mike and Dan talk about the Islanders' shootout loss in Nashville, the positives they can take away from their record on the road so far and the next three games in Montreal, Winnipeg and Minnesota.
71 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 176 - Such a Quiet ...
Dan interrupts Mike's vacation to talk about Ilya Sorokin's back-to-back shutouts, Zdeno Chara's struggles and Josh Bailey's miraculous Islanders tenure.
42 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 175 - A Deep Sigh o...
Mike and Dan review the Islanders' first three games of the season, which saw a lot of bad with some good hope lurking below the surface.
75 min
Islanders Award Winners Season 2 Preview - Brya...
A short preview of the first episode of Islanders Award Winners Season 2. The Isles use a new rule to take a young Bryan Trottier in the 1974 NHL draft.
9 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 174 - A Very New Ex...
Mike and Dan ponder the Islanders' finalized roster and what it means to finally root for a team with Stanley Cup expectations.
68 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 173 - The Rest of t...
For the first time ever, Mike and Dan turn their attention to teams that aren't the Islanders to give their thoughts, outlooks and bold predictions for each NHL division.
74 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 172 - Threat Level ...
Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders goalie situation as Semyon Varlamov misses more preseason games, then turn their attention towards a secret UBS Arena meeting and other topics.
78 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 171 - We Have a Ver...
Mike and Dan "recap" the Islanders' first two preseason games, talk about the standouts so far and make some bold predictions for the upcoming season.
63 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 170 - Somebody Came...
Mike and Dan resume their normal format (mostly) to talk about the return of Zdeno Chara to the Islanders and their upcoming training camp.
61 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 169 - 31 Thoughts A...
Mike and Dan channel Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman to talk about the Islanders' long awaited acquisition of forward Zach Parise.
61 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 168 - Die an Islander
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders' long-awaited signings, and Mike catches the off-Broadway play partially based on the podcast.
64 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 167 - A Lot Has Hap...
Mike and Dan discuss the many goings on around the draft for the Islanders including trades, an expansion loss, new prospects and a crazy schedule.
65 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 166 - A Go-Pro in L...
Mike and Dan talk to Arthur Staple of The Athletic about the Islanders offseason. Who might go, who might stay and where the cap room might be coming from.
80 min
PTIsles - It Stings
Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) are joined by Rob Taub to share thoughts on the bitter Game 7 defeat to the Lightning and where the Islanders go from here.
64 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 165 - On the Bus wi...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders loss to the Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL semifinals and the bonds this iteration of the team formed with the people who cheer them on.
73 min
Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) react to a memorable and magical Game 6 at the Old Barn.
39 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 164 - Happy Debris
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders dramatic Game 6 win over the Lightning and vent their anxieties over Game 7.
75 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 163 - A Sprinkle of...
Mike and Dan remain amazed at Ryan Pulock’s last second save to preserve the Islanders’ Game 4 win as they recap that game and Games 2 and 3.
61 min
PTIsles - Soak it in
Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) enjoy another deep playoff run and NY Post columnist Mike Vaccaro joins the show.
46 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 162 - Cut the Rink ...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders’ clinical win over the Lightning in Game 1 of their semifinal series and the unexpected complete team victory.
47 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 161 - My Very Hoars...
With a raspy voice worn out from screaming, Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders eliminating the Bruins and facing the Lightning again in the semifinals.
66 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 160 - Pizza in the ...
Mike and Dan recap Games 3 and 4 of the Islanders-Bruins series, the breakout of Mat Barzal and the unique Nassau Coliseum experience.
64 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 159 - Casey Cizikas...
Mike and Dan cover the ups, downs, heroes and goats of first two games of the Islanders-Bruins series.
67 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 158 - The Islanders...
Mike and Dan revel in the Islanders' elimination of the Penguins and marvel at how far they've come in three seasons.
65 min
PTIsles - Whale of a Game
Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) are joined by's Brian Compton after the Islanders 2OT win in a pivotal Game 5 in Pittsburgh.
50 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 157 - An Episode of...
Mike and Dan discuss the rollercoaster of the Islanders losing Games 2 & 3 to the Penguins, then winning a Game 4 lovefest.
65 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 156 - They Stole It...
Mike and Dan are still excited over 24 hours after the Islanders OT win over the Penguins in Game 1 of their playoff series.
68 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 155 - So Much Hope ...
Mike and Dan look ahead to the Islanders first round playoff series against the Penguins and reasons to be optimistic (or doubtful).
61 min
PTIsles - Limping in
In this episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) are joined by Rob Taub and James Nichols for a roundtable discussion on the team's struggles heading into the playoffs.
54 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 154 - A Good Time f...
Mike and Dan are very confused by the recent play of the Islanders and the even more recent actions of the Rangers.
64 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 153 - Souls Sucked ...
Mike and Dan recap the Islanders two tough losses to the Capitals, the team's recent struggles and a win against the Rangers.
65 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 152 - A Week In a S...
Mike and Dan worry about the Islanders' recent lackluster play with six (6!) games against the Rangers and Capitals looming on the horizon.
66 min
PTIsles - Runnin' With The Devils
Joe and Noel are joined by The Athletic's Arthur Staple to discuss the trade deadline and the Isles chances in the postseason
55 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 151 - Let Them All ...
In a super-sized episode, Mike and Dan are joined by Arthur Staple of The Athletic to discuss the Islanders trade deadline acquisitions and how the team will respond.
87 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 150 - I Hope You Br...
On their 150th episode, Mike & Dan celebrate Mat Barzal and a blowout win over the Caps, then ponder the fate of Kyle Palmieri and other possible trade deadline targets.
65 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 149 - Dark Clouds C...
Mike and Dan lament two disastrous loses in Pittsburgh and the difficult looming schedule for the Islanders.
61 min
PTIsles - It's the Pitts
Joe Buono and Noel Fogelman are not panicking (yet) after back-to-back losses to the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Plus, Joe is joined by Steven Niciforo, creator of the YouTube channel Islanders Pride.
65 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 148 - You're Watchi...
Mike and Dan celebrate Ilya Sorokin stealing the Islanders a win and look at some possible trade targets.
65 min
PTIsles - Life After Lee
Joe and Noel recap the 4-3 Islanders loss to the Flyers and discuss how they can replace Anders Lee.
51 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 147 - People Are St...
Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders' wild weekend series against the Devils, their winning streak and the attention the team is starting to get from around the NHL.
67 min
PTIsles - Winning Ways
In this episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstNoel19) recap another successful Islanders week. Plus, Joe is joined by Anthony Zych, graphic designer and artist behind the Islanders game-day posters.
54 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 146 - This Side of ...
Mike and Dan examine the Islanders' complete sweep of the Sabres and how they know the unique pain Buffalo fans are feeling.
59 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 145 - A Wait and Se...
Mike and Dan are in much better moods after the Islanders shut out the Penguins for the first time since Eddie Murphy had a hit single.
53 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 144 - Don't Know Wh...
Mike and Dan are fired up and frustrated about the Islanders last few games, who to trust and who organized a Christmas party in February.
65 min
PTIsles - Paging Pageau
Joe Buono and Noel Fogelman are joined by NYI Hockey Now's Christian Arnold to talk about the Islanders 3-2 win over the Sabres heading into a very busy stretch of games.
48 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 143 - Fun Boring Ho...
Mike and Dan talk about the Islanders' return to form and point streak and later, chat about a special new Mat Barzal bobblehead figure.
63 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 142 - Up From the T...
Dan and special guest Carey Haber take an overview of how the Islanders have performed so far this season.
37 min
PTIsles - Identity Theft
Joe and Noel are joined by Newsday Islanders beat writer Andrew Gross
51 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 141 - A Very Bleak ...
Mike and Dan sift through the ashes of a week in which the Islanders lost four games and how many of their long-standing problems remain.
59 min
PTIsles - What just happened?
Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) react to the devastating defeats in DC
45 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 140 - Is It Too Ear...
Mike and Dan discuss the good and bad of the Islanders' split with the Devils, their upcoming games and the demise of NBCSN.
61 min
PTIsles - Feast and Famine
Joe Buono is joined by Noel Fogelman as they discuss the first three games of the Islanders regular season
49 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 139 - We've Seen Ev...
Mike and Dan discuss the eventful first three games of the Islanders season and the unexpected debut of Ilya Sorokin.
49 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 138 - Good Concrete...
Mike and Dan talk about the Islanders signing of Mathew Barzal and Matt Martin, and look at the team's roster ahead of the 2021 season.
53 min
PTIsles - Welcome Back
Joe Buono is joined by Noel Fogelman as they discuss all the happenings in Islanders training camp.
53 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 137 - Get Lost in O...
Mike & Dan look ahead to the Islanders season with an eye towards some players with the potential to make a big impact.
49 min
Isles Buzz - I Hate Goodbyes
Dan and Noel discuss the end of defenseman Johnny Boychuk's career and make a show announcement
20 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 136 - A Walking Bre...
Mike and Dan pay tribute to Islanders legend Johnny Boychuk, whose career has been cut short due to an eye injury, and all of the things he brought to the team in his six years on the Island.
56 min