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Episode 35: The Sweeping

That’s it – that’s a wrap on the 2018/2019 New York Islanders season.

The Islanders swept the Penguins in Round 1, only to be swept by Carolina in Round 2.

But this isn’t exactly how we pictured the Islanders season, as we’ve said over the past few episodes, it’s not how we expected any of this really.

From start to finish this season has been a fun one. From Barry Trotz to Robin Lehner and everything in between. That in between includes the latter as a finalist for many awards and the former a finalist for Coach of the Year. Accolades aside, the Islanders had a successful season, even if the outcome wasn’t where we all had liked.

In Episode 35, I talk about everything that’s transpired in the second round, touch upon the playoffs as a whole and even talk about the entire season in summary. I also go into what we can expect with some pending unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents and the upcoming free agent pool.

If that’s not enough, I talk about the podcast season and what’s to come. I mentioned the Walk that Super Jack’s Mom, Lauren is setting up – you can donate to that by clicking here!

Speaking of donations, did you know you can donate to the show? You can help keep the lights on, or just buy me a beer.

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I will be updating regularly as things happen, which we should have plenty of to talk about if my experience has told me anything. Talk to you then!

Episode 33: Sweeping Up With Mark Parrish

Former New York Islander forward, current NHL Network analyst Mark Parrish has returned to The Isles Faithful Podcast for Episode 33!

UPDATED 4/22/19

There were TWO audio issues that I found, made a few mistakes when I put the episode together. They are now corrected, please make sure you refresh your podcast apps to get the correct audio file! Thanks!

In this episode, (an explicit version, I am sorry folks – it’s PLAYOFF hockey talk!) Mark and I talk about this unexpected run into the postseason. Something both of us totally saw happening when we first met up in episode 9. Mark also talks about his amazing NHL hockey bracket that is sure to impress everyone!

We talk about Robin Lehner and his amazing season, the Jennings Trophy win that he’s split with Thomas Greiss, and Lehner’s nomination for the Masterton and Vezina trophy’s.

We talk Trotz, the sweep over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Islanders history and how loud fans were last week at the Coliseum. We even talk about how ODD and UNFORTUNATE it is for a team that’s rolling as good as it is to have to change up routine and play at the Barclay’s center in the second round.

I mean, is there not a more Islanders type thing to happen to a team than that?

This episode is so chock full of great info, I am not doing it justice really. Give it a listen!

Mark and I have plans to revisit whatever happens with the Islanders moving forward – we also have plans for a special 37 for Number 37 episode as well. Should be fun!

Thanks again to Mark for coming on! You can follow him on Twitter @MarkDParrish!

Episode 31: Talking Islanders With WBAB’s Roger Luce

In Episode 31 Mike gets back to talking Islanders hockey, this time with Roger Luce – one half of the WBAB 102.3 Morning Show Roger and JP. For those that do not know, Roger is the long time public address announcer for the New York Islanders.

Roger has been in that position since 1998, though since the move to Brooklyn has had to take a step back and allow Alex Anthony to take a bulk of the work (he’s equally as good, btw). It’s an understandable shift in availability as you’ll hear Roger explain due to his schedule on the radio.

This episode was really fun for me, having a radio professional like Roger talk about some of his experience both in radio and through the Islanders. Roger tells me of some memorable stories of being behind the glass in between the penalty boxes and we even got a little side tracked talking music and some other topics.

Also brought up, about this fantastic Islanders season and get interrupted when Brock Nelson scored his second period goal last night.

It’s evident that Roger is a fan of the team himself, which is a great thing – given the amount of stories we covered in our half hour chatting together.

If you don’t follow Roger on Twitter, please give him some love. You can also stream his awesome radio show (which I have been a fan of a LONG time) on WBAB.com

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