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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 72 - What’s So Funny?

The CCM line! Let’s make it a thing.

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Mike and Dan discuss a week of ups, downs and hilarious weirdness as the Islanders beat the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning after two odd games against the Rangers.

They also look ahead to a packed pre-All Star break schedule, lament the lack of attention the team’s underdog story has garnered from around the league and urge fans to have fun during this resurgent season. Finally, they give the Islanders’ Cizikas-Clutterbuck-Martin trio a proper name because “the fourth line” really isn’t cutting it. And remember: Don’t feed the trolls (even well-respected ones).

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  • Barry Trotz’s full presser from Sunday. He wishes his other lines could adopt some of the qualities of the CCM line.
  • Trotz believes the Islanders are a year or two away from the point where, “we’re in the playoffs year in and year out and grow to be a contender.” [Newsday]
  • Great to see you again, Grabo.

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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek, available at the

Closing theme song: “Be Good to Yourself” by Journey

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