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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 115 - The Guy Everybody Wanted

A whirlwind of a day.

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Mike and Dan recap an exciting trade deadline day for the Islanders including the moves they made, the ones they didn’t make and what the rest of the Metro Division did.

They talk about deep breath moments, “Vintage Lou” moments and Big Picture Fandom in looking at how the acquisition of J-G Pageau changes the roster now and into the future, and discuss the trade for Zach Parise that didn’t materialize.

Later, they look at how trades made by Metro Division rivals may end up ruining their lives, praise the team’s handing of John Tonelli’s number retirement and look ahead to a crucial slate of games against tough opponents.


  • Monday was so crazy we almost forgot all about this other crazy thing from last Friday.
  • Kind of a lot to go over from the trade deadline, but you might as well start here, here and here. And here’s a rundown of every deal from today. There were a lot.
  • And a few quotes from the newest Islander:


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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing theme song: “Changes” by David Bowie.

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