Episode 9 has been an absolute blast to put together.
Over the summer, Former NHL’er and New York Islander Mark Parrish was nice enough to answer some questions for a story I wrote about John Tavares – this was way before I decided to start a podcast. I reached out to Mark to see if he’d be interesting in coming on an episode – and boy did he provide!
We talked a variety of topics, from Da Beauty League in Minnesota, to his career with the Islanders, the past, present and even future surrounding the team. Mark has this amazing way of describing hockey and his enthusiasm for the game is extremely telling. I felt like I was talking to an old buddy, and we could’ve talked all night.
Please do yourself a favor and follow this man on Twitter: @MarkDParrish
Also in this episode, we had speculated that Anders Lee would be a great Captain, little did we know when we recorded last night that the New York Islanders would name him their 15th Captain in team history today. Go figure.
We also talk Barzal, Bailey, Nelson and the bottom six forward that the Islanders have a ton of. We talk Trotz and Trottier plus all the other legends that played on the Island before him. It’s an episode I won’t ever forget and Mark is welcome back anytime – that’s for sure.
I also welcome back Mike Carver, of The Isles Seat Podcast – which you should also subscribe to!
We will see you in Episode 10, where we break down the Isles opener in Carolina against the Hurricanes. Shoutout to the @IslesMeetup_CLT crew going nuts down there along with @YesMenOutfitter providing all that sweet swag for the event!