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Weird Islanders: The Podcast!

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Zenon Konopka (with guest Peter Flynn)

Joined by guest Peter Flynn - a former Islanders fan and Red Wings blogger - Mike and Dan reminisce about Zenon Konopka, one of the most popular one-and-done Islanders and more than just a fighter.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Justin Mapletoft (with guest Noel Fogelman)

Joined by returning guest Noel Fogelman, Mike and Dan remember Justin Mapletoft, a highly-touted Islanders prospect from before the social media era.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Brent Sopel (with guest Matt Kammerer aka @ExIsledUsher)

Along with their friend Matty, a Nassau Coliseum usher since 2001, Mike and Dan remember eventual Stanley Cup champion defenseman Brent Sopel’s brief time with the Islanders.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - John Vanbiesbrouck and Chris Terreri (with guest Nick Giglia)

Along with returning guest Nick Giglia, Mike and Dan talk about a pair of goalies with distinguished NHL careers who stopped by the Islanders very briefly after being traded for one another.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - J-P Dumont (with guest Alex Daugherty)

J-P Dumont was drafted by, but never played for the Islanders. Predators writer Alex Daugherty tells Dan and Mike all about the kind of player the third overall pick in 1996 was, and his unusual route to Nashville.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Wendel Clark (with guest Sean McIndoe)

Mike and Dan are joined by writer, podcaster and Leafs fan Sean McIndoe (aka @DownGoesBrown) to discuss Wendel Clark - his favorite player and a short-time Islander during a crazy era.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Relatively Famous (with guest Mike Basile)

Mike and Dan are joined by Lighthouse Hockey legend Mike B to look at three short-time Islanders with much more famous family members.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Felix Potvin (with guest John Muir aka @OlegKvasha)

Mike and Dan kick off a new season of Weird Islanders: The Podcast! with their friend John Muir (who you may have seen around Twitter as @OlegKvasha) and the star-crossed goalie at the center of the most bizarre periods in Islanders history.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Craig Janney (with guest Dominik)

Lighthouse Hockey founder Dominik Jánský walks Mike and Dan through the twisty career of Craig Janney, who spent 18 forgettable games as an Islander after years of almost stardom and near-constant drama.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Chris Simon (with guest Eric Needell)

Mike and Dan are joined by friend and longtime Islanders fan Eric Needell to talk about Chris Simon, a tough guy who packed a lot into his short time on Long Island.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! Raffi Torres (with guest Nick Costa)

Mike and Dan are joined by Nick Costa of the legendary Offside Tavern to talk about Raffi Torres, an infamous NHL player that most people forgot even was an Islander.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Valtteri Filppula (with guest Steven Smith)

Lighthouse Hockey’s Steven Smith joins Mike and Dan to talk about Valtteri Filppula, who went from indefensible signing to indispensable Islander in just a few months.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - The Reluctant Euros (with guest Desmond Zantua)

Along with Desmond Zantua of the Through the Island podcast, Mike and Dan talk about five import players who didn’t want to become Islanders. Some stayed a little while, some longer and one not at all.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Staple’s Starting Six (with guest Arthur Staple)

Arthur Staple of The Athletic takes Dan and Mike through an entire starting lineup of players who spent less than 20 games in the blue-and-orange but who all took their own unique paths to and from Long Island.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Capital District Special (with guest Bob Dittmeier)

Dan and former AHL reporter Bob Dittmeier reminisce about the Capital District Islanders, the New York Islanders’ upstate-based farm team from the early ‘90s and players like Graeme Townshend, Greg Parks, Jaime McLennan and more.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Wade Dubielewicz (with guest Joe Buono)

Mike and Dan talk with Isles Fix’s Joe Buono about goalie Wade Dubielewicz, a cult Islanders legend with a one-of-a-kind career arc.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Sergei Nemchinov (with guest Nick Giglia)

Dan and Nick Giglia of invaluable referendum blog "Let There Be Lighthouse" talk about how Sergei Nemchinov was a winner who played for the Islanders at the wrong time.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Thomas Vanek (with guest Jenny Berman)

Joined by Lighthouse Hockey’s own Jenny Berman, Mike and Dan discuss how Thomas Vanek spent 47 games with the Islanders that were somehow both completely inconsequential and yet totally changed the direction of the franchise.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Kirk Muller (with guest Michael Paul Smith)

Joined by actor, writer and podcaster Michael Paul Smith, Dan and Mike take it all the way back to the original Islanders villain who changed the way the team was perceived for all time.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Ryan Smyth (with guest Noel Fogelman)

Dan and special guest Noel Fogelman revisit one of the most bizarre episodes in recent Islanders history, the many-layered acquisition of "Captain Canada" Ryan Smyth.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Jay Pandolfo (with guest Kevin Schultz)

Mike and Dan discuss defensive forward Jay Pandolfo’s short but legendary stint as an Islander with former blogger and Vintage Ice Hockey founder Kevin Schultz.

Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Brian Rolston (with guest Carey Haber)

First episode of a brand new LHH podcast! What is a "Weird Islander" and what makes Brian Rolston one? We ask guest Carey Haber and lay down some ground rules for the show going forward.