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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 70 - The Islanders Continue to Exist

They burned that script right in front of his face.

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Mike and Dan return from their holiday break to talk about the Islanders’ very happy new year, including big wins against the Stars, Sabres and, of course, John Tavares and the Maple Leafs.

They also cover how the team is executing Barry Trotz’s game plan, how All Star Mathew Barzal is finding his Calder Trophy form again and how some members of the Toronto media still have no clue what they’re talking about when it comes to the Islanders. Finally, they discuss the ongoing mess in Edmonton, an entertaining meltdown in Dallas, a by-the-numbers Winter Classic and the highly entertaining new book, “We Want Fish Sticks,” about the Islanders’ failed rebranding in the mid-1990’s.

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

Closing theme song: “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

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