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Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 18 - J-...
J-P Dumont was drafted by, but never played for the Islanders. Predators writer Alex Daugherty tells Dan and Mike all about the kind of player the third overall pick in 1996 was, and his unusual route to Nashville.
57 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 221 - Timing is Eve...
Mike and Dan reflect on the Islanders' resilient and timely four game winning streak - with a cathartic cherry on top.
73 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 220 - The Uncles in...
Mike and Dan look at the Islanders' win and two losses over the last week, none of which inspired any confidence in this still very undefinable team.
56 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 17 - We...
Mike and Dan are joined by writer, podcaster and Leafs fan Sean McIndoe to discuss Wendel Clark - his favorite player and a short-time Islander during a crazy era.
61 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 219 - What the Hell...
Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders' wild week, which featured comeback wins, inexplicable shutout losses and unexpected heroics.
77 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 218 - Dog Should Ha...
In a supersized episode, Mike and Dan recap the Islanders' games against Blackhawks, Blues and Red Wings, and Dan speaks with former WHA & NHL linesman Ron Asselstine about his career and memories of the dynasty Isles.
112 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 16 - Re...
Mike and Dan are joined by Lighthouse Hockey legend Mike B to look at three short-time Islanders with much more famous family members.
50 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 217 - Genuinely Ple...
Mike and Dan react to a three-game winning streak that they did not see coming and the Islanders showing resiliency in the face of some tough opponents.
72 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 216 - Josh Bailey 1...
Mike and Dan celebrate Josh Bailey as he crosses the 1,000 games mark, a unique player reaching a unique place in Islanders history.
32 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 215 - And Then It W...
The Islanders drop three games in a row and Mike and Dan aren't happy about it, or about their upcoming schedule of difficult opponents.
68 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 15 - Fe...
Mike and Dan kick off a new season of Weird Islanders: The Podcast! with their friend John Muir (who you may have seen around Twitter as @OlegKvasha) and the star-crossed goalie at the center of the most bizarre periods in Islanders history.
71 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 214 - Cautiously En...
Mike and Dan look at the Islanders first two games of the season and what's different but the same about the team this time around.
63 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 213 - Six Months of...
Mike and Dan wrap up the preseason and look ahead to the start of the Islanders regular season, with a mix of excitement and apprehension.
74 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 212 - Everyone is ...
Mike and Dan celebrate Mat Barzal, who has signed an eight-year contract extension with the Islanders, before turning their attention to the rest of the NHL in their annual season preview.
72 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 211 - The Natural S...
Mike and Dan (finally) talk about the upcoming Islanders season, how their muted expectations feel normal, and the star power of Mathew Barzal.
78 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 210 - All of a Sudd...
Mike and Dan discuss the trio of signings the Islanders announced late in the summer and determine which gets the Tidy Piece of Business Seal of Approval.
66 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 209 - Our Third Sea...
Mike and Dan are joined by Arthur Staple of The Athletic to talk over just what the hell happened to that whole "Nazem Kadri to the Islanders" thing.
76 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 208 - There's Been ...
Mike and Dan tie a bow on the 2021-22 season by talking about the Islanders' lack of moves, taking stock of where the franchise is now, and answering listener questions.
98 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 207 - Don't Be The ...
Mike and Dan try to understand how Johnny Gaudreau went from choosing between the Islanders and Devils to signing with Columbus.
72 min
Islanders Anxiety - Episode 206 - We Have a Tra...
Mike and Dan discuss the Islanders moves at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, including trading their first round pick for defenseman Alexander Romanov.
74 min
Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Episode 14 - Cr...
Lighthouse Hockey founder Dominik Jánský walks Mike and Dan through the twisty career of Craig Janney, who spent 18 forgettable games as an Islander after years of almost stardom and near-constant drama.
64 min
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