Mike and Dan break down the Islanders training camp cuts, and the ill-advised and alarming signing of defenseman Luca Sbisa, the Chris Pronger of the Italian national hockey team.
They also discuss handsome Islanders, terrible goal songs and shockingly horrifying mascots. Includes bonus Geico trivia question!
UPDATE: It’s come to my attention that the Italian-born Sbisa actually plays for the Swiss national team, making him, like, the Kjell Samuelsson of that squad. My apologies to the world.
I tried some different things to, I hope, even out the sound. It turns out, a lot of the problem is me eating my words when I talk into the mic and, like the saying goes, you can’t fix stupid.
- The Islanders post on those training camp cuts (which Dan quotes from extensively in his Lou Lamoriello voice)
- The Flyers new mascot sure is something.
- The Athletic article on Kyle Okposo’s very difficult year is a must-read. Best of health to him and his family.
- I forgot to plug Noel and Dan’s first Isles Buzz podcast of the season. Give it a listen and weigh in on their over/unders for the season.
- Speaking of over/unders, Mike wrote about NHL longshots that could pay off big time over at The Action Network.
- Final plug: Dan’s year-long Golden Girls Sports series ends with a final look at dog racing and the show’s forgotten final spin-off, The Golden Palace.
- Meanwhile, Jenny gets right to the point:
At 5v5 in 2017-18:— jenny berman (@barzalline) September 24, 2018
Sbisa: Rel CF%: -9.48
Seidenberg: Rel CF%: -7.44 https://t.co/ehttnHuL6R
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