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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 198 - The Bad Times Are Back

This is when the spite comes out.

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Mike and Dan look at one satisfying win and two hugely disappointing losses for the Islanders, who have a zombie three weeks ahead of them for the first time in three seasons.

The talk about losses to the Stars and Blues that had the hallmarks of the cursed early season Islanders and a win against the Hurricanes that not only served some karmic justice in the moment but also screwed two other teams (however temporarily) in the process. Later, they discuss how to deal with an end-of-season slog when your team isn’t going to the playoffs, a once-familiar feeling they had been able to avoid for a while.

Along the way they compare broadcast homers, offer solutions to help Mat Barzal find his best self and do their best to avoid some already beaten-to-death NHL storylines.


  • At least this part was fun.
  • That’s what you get, Hurricanes:


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