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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 136 - A Walking Breathing Hockey Cliché the best possible way, of course.

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Mike and Dan pay tribute to Islanders legend Johnny Boychuk, whose career has been cut short due to an eye injury, and all of the things the rugged defenseman brought to the team in his six years on the Island.

They talk about how beloved he is both in the Islanders locker room and around the NHL, how his trade changed the perception of the franchise and how his babyface belied the sort of old school, tough-as-nails competitor that he was. Later, they discuss the contract implications of Boychuk’s salary being diverted to sign other players and how the Islanders can fill the hole left by his absence.

ALSO: They tease a new Islanders podcast that they’ll be working on soon.



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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing Song: “Johnny” by Thin Lizzy.

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