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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 75 - A Thorn in the Side

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Mike and Dan discuss recent games against the Lightning and Bruins and all of the ways the Islanders are driving bookies and bettors crazy this season.

They also examine possible (and deserved) lineup changes and why the team has responded to Barry Trotz so quickly. Finally, they hit on some pre-deadline deals from around the NHL, lament how many people write about the Maple Leafs for The Athletic and a ponder a politician’s plea for playoff games at Nassau Coliseum. Special appearance by Jimmy the Dog.

Wow. 75 episodes. We totally didn’t even realize it. Thanks again to everyone for listening and sharing and hanging out with us.


  • Thanks again to Andy MacNeil for his gambling insight regarding the Islanders. You can and should follow him on Twitter at @BetAndyBet.
  • Lineup changes might be coming. All that Michael Dal Colle talk and we forgot to mention Cary’s great article his strong defensive game this season.
  • Here’s Nassau County executive Laura Curran’s letter to Gary Bettman about playoff games at Nassau Coliseum. I mean, fine, whatever...
  • In the meantime, head out to the New York Open, February 9th through the 17th at the Coliseum. Hot tennis action!


  • Join Noel and Dan for a live taping of Isles Buzz on March 16th at The Offside Tavern after the Islanders-Red Wings game.
  • Tell everyone you can about, the great new website founded by our own Jon and Travis (aka Spizzwolf and North Dakota Red Eagle).
  • And as always, check out for great Islanders merchandise and use the code ANXIETY at the checkout to get 10% off.

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

Closing theme song: “Thorn in my Pride” by The Black Crowes

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