In their (probable) final show of the summer, Mike and Dan talk about the deals made on the first day of free agency and why the Islanders sat out the festivities. They also wonder why Matt Duchene hasn't been traded, why the Islanders would wait to sign John Tavares and why it feels like Seth Helgeson has played way more than just 50 NHL games. Mike also divulges why new Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner blocked him on Twitter back in 2004.
Meanwhile, Dan absolutely butchers the name of the Islanders’ new depth goalie, Kristers Gudlevskis. It’s pronounced “güd (rhymes with ‘mood’)-LEV-skeez” according to the Lightning’s 2013 development roster. Apparently, there’s no “Elvis” in there. Unfortunately.
Thanks to everyone for listening this this season. We really appreciate your clicks and listens and shares and generally letting us vent about this crazy team a few times a month.
Works referenced in this podcast:
- Our round-up of some of the day’s biggest (or maybe smallest) signings.
- Islanders moves: Helgeson signing | Gudlevskis trade | Scott Eansor AHL contract.
- Dom’s look at the Duchene Affair is a good encapsulation of the story so far.
- Turns out I teased talking about the Devils getting something for Seth Helgeson from the Islanders but never followed up. I was referring to this.
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