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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 95 - Dance With The False Hope Devils

Was this even a real thing?

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Mike & Dan cover another weird free agency day for the Islanders, a roller coaster of big losses, galaxy brains and, perhaps most weirdly, hope.

They talk about how Artemi Panarin slipped through the team’s fingers, how Anders Lee isn’t @#$%&ing leaving and how Robin Lehner’s Islanders chapter came to a sad end. They also examine how the loss of one goalie and the acquisition of another is tied to the eventual signing of a third.

Finally, they look at the big picture and where the Islanders stand now, and how the day shook out around the NHL.

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

Closing theme song: “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz.

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