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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 176 - Such a Quiet Freak

2008: The year both “Iron Man” and Josh Bailey changed the world.

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Dan interrupts Mike’s vacation to talk about Ilya Sorokin’s back-to-back shutouts, Zdeno Chara’s struggles and Josh Bailey’s miraculous Islanders tenure.

They recap the skinny Sorokin’s blemish-free weekend, and enjoy the lovable demeanor hiding a stone cold killer of a goaltender.

Later, they turn their attention to Zdeno Chara, who is showing weaknesses on the ice that are concerning after his storybook return to his original team, and how much patience Barry Trotz will have for the 44-year-old marvel.

Finally, they congratulate Josh Bailey on becoming the 10th leading scorer in Islanders history, passing “Mr. Islander” himself Bob Nystrom. They remember Bailey’s drafting, gaze at his longevity in the face of franchise and fan friction, and wonder just how the hell this happened.



REFERENCES

  • So cute!
  • Arthur Staple on Chara’s issues and the Islanders’ (limited) options, plus a bunch of other stuff.
  • Josh Bailey’s first NHL point, courtesy of friend of the blog/show Sab. What a time capsule. Here we are, 514 points later. Incredible.

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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing Song: “Zero” by Smashing Pumpkins.


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