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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 104 - Why is Your Face on the Islanders Website?

Happy Trotzgiving, everyone.

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With the team riding a 17-game points streak, Mike and Dan talk about the Islanders’ brave new universe, Trotzgiving and the team’s social media evolution with guest Michael Schuerlein.

One of the original Isles Blog Boxers, Mike walks them through how he went from writing for an automotive magazine to covering drafts, games and other events, and forging long-lasting relationships with the franchise and media members. They also talk about which Islanders are the smartest and the most snake-bitten, and how one more NHL team has been added to the growing list of groups re-thinking their tactics to better emulate the Isles’ success.

Includes Islanders-branded energy drinks, “happy violence” and crying Brian Burke.

We hope everyone has a happy, fun, safe, filling and generous Thanksgiving. Or, better still, a “Trotzgiving.”


  • Thanks again to Michael Schuerlein for coming on with us and having a cool conversation. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @IslesBlogger, and listen to his podcast The Isles Faithful on its website, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Here’s his blast-from-the-past article on that Islanders-branded energy drink from the HAVOC ENERGY ZONE!
  • And here’s the (quite frankly, surreal) video following the Ryan Smyth trade that Leboff mentions. Geez, what a weird time.


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  • Remember: We need your calls for the My Favorite Islanders Game podcast. The number to call is mentioned in this episode. So drop us a message and tell us the story of your favorite Islanders game experience. Lines are always open. Thanks to everyone who called in for our first episode, as well as everyone who listened.
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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing theme song: “I Thank You” by Sam & Dave.

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