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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 228 - Playing the Hits

What would I be doing right now if I just quit the Islanders?

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Mike and Dan recap the Islanders’ week of tough losses and an underwhelming win, as the team still struggles with the same issues.

They look at a shootout loss to Dallas in which the Islanders played well against a good opponent and its follow-up, a depressing self-inflicted loss to Minnesota that left both hosts overcome with anger. A win against Montreal snapped the losing streak, but the Islanders hardly dominated what should have been an easy opponent. While fans watch the out-of-town scoreboard, the Islanders continue to search for an identity and a formula for winning consistently.

In the second half, they look towards a daunting and important upcoming schedule, talk about what they want to see in media coverage of their team and criticize the way the Islanders have handled their 50th anniversary celebration.

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  • It’s nice that the Islanders want to hit the net more. Let’s try that.
  • In case you missed it, the video piece on Mike Bossy’s daughter Josiane that aired Saturday night:


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  • Try wines from The Pinot Project. Delicious Rosé, Pinot Grigio and a Pinot Noir that was named a 2022 Top 100 Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. All are under $15 a bottle and are available at local wine shops and at UBS Arena. Learn more at The Pinot Please drink responsibly

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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing song: “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus.

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