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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 217 - Genuinely Pleasantly Surprised

We think we might owe some people some apologies.

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Mike and Dan react to a three-game winning streak that they did not see coming and the Islanders showing resiliency in the face of some tough opponents.

They recap the victories over the Rangers, Hurricanes and Avalanche that were each significant in their own way; as either a needed thievery, a statement in a tough place to play or a show of never-say-die that was as encouraging as it was entertaining. They also spotlight certain performances and things that changed since their last, mostly angry and depressed, episode.

In the second half, they discuss a recent roster move (with an exclusive piece of insider material), and look ahead the team’s upcoming run through Midwest teams.

Finally, they shoutout heartfelt ceremonies, new faces on the job and elder statesmen that put much-needed smiles on their faces.

NOTE: New episode of Weird Islanders: The Podcast! releases this Friday, Nov. 4.


  • Josh Bailey’s Road to 1,000 games video:
  • And the pre-game Silver Stick ceremony:


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