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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 134 - A Little Armchair GMing

This Friday is “Canada Day II.”

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Mike and Dan look ahead to an unusual NHL draft and free agency period, and back at a player that still has a deep connection to Long Island.

They discuss the Islanders’ lack of picks heading into the two-day draft, their high profile Restricted Free Agents, and whether any other NHL GM is interested in pissing off Lou Lamoriello by signing one to an offer sheet. They look over the list of Unrestricted Free Agents and how October 9th is this year’s July 1st, aka “Canada Day II.”

In the second half, they talk about Robin Lehner’s enduring and weird (in a good way) relationship to Islanders fans, and how writers have refused to acknowledge that story and others who have “broken the 4th wall” between team and fan.

Finally, they shred a recent column that managed to make a shared Islanders fans’ dream come true.



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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing Song: “Changes” by Black Sabbath.

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