Mike and Dan look at a busy time period for the Islanders that includes minor miracles, nightmares and a muted hatred against an old rival.
They recap the team’s games since New Year’s Eve and project an even busier week before the All Star Game featuring major games against the Capitals, Hurricanes and Rangers. They compare rebuild timelines with the Rangers and discuss how Barry Trotz has altered the rivalry.
Finally, they discuss the generosity of Islanders fans, the way GM Lou Lamoriello operates and the separation of major league roommates.
Make sure to check out Noel’s new show Lighthouse Lookback, in which he talks with an Islander about his time with the team and career. First up: defenseman Tom Poti.
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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.
Closing theme song: “Stick It Out” by Rush.
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