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The Isles Faithful Podcast
25 minutes | 3 months ago
We Are All Angry!
There comes a time in every fans sports life where things just don’t go well. Your team loses, players get hurt or take stupid penalties. It just happens. Or like me, you wake up angry and you wind up accidentally breaking two different laces on your boots….. It’s not every day the teams coach comes out after the game and informs the media that he too, is PISSED OFF. But here we are, and in Episode 50 – we have a little fun with the attitude. In two and a half years doing this podcast I have done a few interesting things – but I have never included audio from the game or even highlights. Up until recently, my computer couldn’t handle it and I didn’t even have the software to accomplish this. Having a new computer (love the Mac mini M1 by the way!) – this is now possible. I share a little audio from the game to set the tone of the episode, have some quotes from Trotz and have a little fun yelling. If you like how it turned out, let me know either in the comments or on Twitter and I will continue to do it. It added some extra time but I think it was well worth the trade off. I also plan on keeping episodes around the 30 minute mark here with all the games happening each week – so look for AT LEAST TWO episodes a week from now on. Thanks for sticking by me up til this point, I know I haven’t updated near the amount I should and I want to change that moving forward. Give it a listen, hit me up on Twitter and let me know what we should talk about next episode! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Hockey Is Back, And So Am I!
Episode 49. I never thought I would be almost 50 episodes into a podcast, but I am glad that I am getting to experience this journey along with all of you great fans! 2020 sucked. I mean, really there’s no getting around that. Between COVID, quarantine and everything that’s gone along with it. That said, in the same breath you can also say that hockey was REALLY FUN once it returned and the Islanders did really well, making it to the Eastern Conference Final. But, here we are – in January of all months with hockey starting back up. We have seven whole months to enjoy watching hockey, and if we’re lucky – talking about hockey here on the Podcast. I have a brand new computer this season, my third doing the podcast. It allows me a ton of flexibility to do things with the podcast I have never done before – audio clips, music and maybe even highlights. Who knows how crazy we’ll get here. Regardless, this episode is a primer of sorts – it’s to get me into game shape and it’ll only get better as we progress. I go into some of the offseason moves (trades and singings) and all the new NHL mandates we are seeing this season as well. Give it a listen, hit me up on Twitter and let me know what we should talk about next episode! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Talking Eastern Conference Finals, With Mark Lazerus
Being born in 1980, on the cusp of New York Islanders greatness is pretty cool on paper. I can say that I was alive for the four consecutive Stanley Cup wins and the core of the four, sure. I can also say that I can remember the tail end of greatness, and know for sure being present when some of the above mentioned core group retired and had their numbers raised to the rafters. But, beyond that – if you were born in 1980 (1993, 1994 as the outliers) not much fun was to be had until last season sweeping the Penguins in Round 1. I realize that I am not alone in this pain. There are fans I have grown up with, fans that I am related to – and fans that I just know via Twitter, the Podcast or even playing hockey that are in the same boat. But 2020, things changed – with the Islanders making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 23 years. Twenty Three. But they lost, and that’s honestly ok because they gave it a heck of a go. But when I read The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus’s article a few weeks ago, discussing his growing up on Long Island, an Islanders fan – it resonated with me on a few levels. If you do not have access to the article, I HAVE FIVE 30 DAY TRIAL CODES to give away – reach out to me on Twitter and I will give you one. I reached out to Mark and he was nice enough to come on the podcast this episode and we talked about a variety of topics. It was great hearing his take on things as a professional writer, one who covers the Chicago Blackhawks who loosely roots for the Islanders. We talk about the salary cap situation next season, the Islanders run and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy it! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
59 minutes | 8 months ago
It Took Seven, With Chris Schuerlein
It’s not every day you get to record a podcast episode with your best friend and cousin – but that is exactly what I got to do today in Episode 47. It could maybe be something we do more of in the future. Twice the Schuerlein, twice the fun! Chris and our other cousin are actually working on an 80’s movie podcast – I have helped them with some technical things as they were just setting up. I was actually supposed to record with them a few weeks ago, but we got sidetracked (haha – summer fun). Now that he’s found his voice I felt it was a good time to have him on. Chris and I have been to countless games together and we’re in a group Islanders chat as well. He’s a great fan and we have the chemistry, so it was fun. In this episode Chris and I break down game seven of the Philly series and discuss the absolute clinic the Islanders put on. It wasn’t even close. We talk about this being the first Eastern Conference Final appearance since 1993, how old the current roster was in 93 (or if they were even born in some cases), and go into some of the keys of the game for the Tampa series that starts tonight in Edmonton. We also talk about what it felt like to watch the last ten minutes of a game 7 that was well out of reach for Philly. All good stuff. Let us know what you think! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles! If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Make it Six, With Jeff Capellini
Elimination games are hard, which we know the Islanders have had to have a few “do overs” since the opening play in versus Florida. The Islanders could’ve swept Florida, they didn’t – they needed an extra game and finished the series in four. The Islanders could’ve swept Washington, they didn’t – they needed an extra game and finished the series in five. Now, while the Islanders could NOT have swept the Philadelphia Flyers, they could have eliminated them Tuesday night in FIVE games – but they may as well make it six. Or at least that’s what the fanbase is hoping for right now. In this episode, the 46th – my old friend from CBS NY, Jeff Capellini joins me again to give his take and analysis on how things have been going for the team. Like always, we run a little long – but as I listened back and edited out a ton – it’s really good conversation that covers so many topics and thoughts. Give it a listen. Also, please follow Jeff on Twitter – if you can. I know I am still all out of sorts with the crazy come from behind story of the game on Tuesday night. It was the second time the team has managed to storm back from down a few goals late in games to force overtime – it was great to see and really exciting. Here is to hoping that things are wrapped up and the Islanders can move onto the Eastern Conference Finals. It would be their first birth into the finals since Dale Hunter killed Pierre Turgeon in 1993. Yes, 1993. That was 27 years ago, and I was 13 when it happened. Buckle up boys and girls – it’s going to be a wild ride. Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
25 minutes | 9 months ago
No Caps, All Isles
This, is super – super, strange. No, not the fact that we haven’t spoken since before the world changing pandemic. Not even because it’s been 173 days since the last podcast episode. Perhaps, it’s a bit in part because we’re discussing hockey yes, but only because the league shutdown for a few months and we are now discussing playoff hockey, IN AUGUST. Regardless, this is life right now – and we’re going to make the most of it. I know for me, much like ALL OF YOU – I’ve become accustom to things being a little strange (well, okay a lot strange). Wearing masks, very little human interaction outside of family life, homeschooling the kids and worrying about everything, really. But – hockey is back. It’s in a bubble, it’s in arenas with no fans – but it’s back. It’s actually a really beautiful thing too. In Episode 45 I ramble on and on, no that’s a joke. In this episode I talk a little about life, hockey and what I feel the NHL is doing so great during this playoff season. I talk about missing this, missing you guys – how awesome this is and of course how awesome the Islanders are playing. I mean, this IS The Isles Faithful after all. The New York Islanders are leading the Washington Capitals 3 games to none in the first round of The Stanley Cup Playoffs!!! I mean I won’t bore you anymore with episode notes. Go forth my loyal listers and enjoy the podcast! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
28 minutes | a year ago
We Have A Trade To Announce!
Trade Deadline 2020 We have a Trade to Announce – actually multiple trades and it all started earlier this month when the New York Islanders sent a 2021 Second Round Pick to the New Jersey Devils along with AHL Defenseman David Quenneville for Defenseman Andy Green. On it’s own, the trade was good – Greene fills in for the injured Adam Pelech and in his four games with the Islanders have been very good. It’s destabilized the Islanders back end and given Barry Trotz his well defined pairings. Fast forward to today, deadline day. The New York Islanders traded a conditional 2020 First Round Pick (top three protected) that turns into a 2021 first rounder otherwise, a 2020 Second Round pick and a Conditional Third Round Pick (should the Islanders win the Stanley Cup) for pending UFA Center – JG Pageau from the Ottawa Senators. Not only that, but Pageau would then go on to sign a 6 year contract extension with the Islanders. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the Islanders were reportedly in the mix of a trade with the Minnesota Wild for Zach Parise that would’ve sent Andrew Ladd the other way. It was a complicated trade with salary retention and other moving pieces that didn’t happen. However, it is said that both Parise and Ladd agreed to waive their respective no-trade clauses for the move. Parise WANTED to come to the Islanders, so this deal may ultimately be re-visited later this summer. Episode 44 talks about all that, and then some. We give you our opinions and talk about some of the Twitter reactions as well. It’s a short one, but we will have another episode on the heels this week to talk more Islanders hockey! Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger and @faithfulisles If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
60 minutes | a year ago
Talking Wins, Scoring and Trades With Tim English
Episode 43 features something completely foreign to me after a year and a half of podcasting – an “in studio” guest. This presented an exciting dynamic, but also a host of new audio problems I haven’t had to deal with before. I learned a bit this episode and have some corrections when we visit it again in the works. Featured this episode is a local buddy and fan of mine – Tim English. He’s just as passionate as I am (and way more prepared stats wise). We talk about a variety of topics this week – from the recent injury to Casey Cizikas, Kieffer Bellows’ first two goals, the stretch of six games the Islanders are on (4-1-1 over that span), the “power play” and the approaching trade deadline. We bring up a couple of theories and pressing needs as well as answer some questions from Twitter followers. It’s a fun one and hopefully you guys enjoy it. It was another one of those episodes where before I knew it, we were at just about an hour. Please follow us on Twitter: @islesblogger, @faithfulisles and @timenglish47 If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
37 minutes | a year ago
It’s Break Time, For Some Of Us
Episode 42! Man, I hate doing that to you guys – it’s been far too long between episodes. We’re back though, with a running start out of the gate for the first time in 2020. In this episode, I talk about a lot that’s transpired since Episode 41, the games since, some of the struggles and even some of the good things the team has accomplished. I go into detail on some of the stats over a period of games and how, for a while – the two leading scorers on the Islanders had only 5 points each since Christmas (Barzal and Nelson). We talk about special teams, take some questions on the trade deadline and speculate on what we may see as things approach the February trade deadline. IT FELT GREAT to talk to you guys again – I have some plans moving forward for the next few weeks and hope to stick to the schedule you’ve come to expect here from The Isles Faithful Podcast. As always, please be kind to my sponsor – Kings Coast Coffee. Make sure to use the code I tell you in the episode for 10% off your entire order. Subscribe. Rate. Review – and if you can spare some change, throw some in our bucket to help keep the lights on at the TIF HQ. Anything helps! Hope you enjoy it!
31 minutes | a year ago
Who Are The Islanders?
Episode 41 Who are the Islanders? That’s a great question and it’s something that I realize is a legitimate question later on in this episode. It’s also an important question, as it will determine what, if anything Lou Lamoriello will do to improve the roster later on in the season. The Islanders record sits at 20-7-2 with 42 points at this point of the season, good for 3rd in the East at the time of this episode. The team sits 4 points back of Boston, 9 from Washington. The Isles have 3 games and 4 games in hand respectively on those clubs. The Isles are also 4-4-1 in the last nine games (this is also the amount of games that’ve occurred since the last episode). They have had some good and bad games, with a lot of travel inbetween (hard travel, too). The team is also currently in second place in the Metropolitan division, 3 points up onV Carolina and Philly and 4 points up on Pittsburgh – so the lead they comfortably build with their record streak is starting to close a bit with how well the rest of the division is playing (stick tap to the Pens for doing so with all those injuries). The team has struggled to score at times, but when they do score at least 3 goals, Eric Hornick points out that their record is 17-0-1. Scoring….something I go into at depth in this episode. Ellliote Friedman mentions in his 31 Thoughts yesterday that the Islanders are seeking to add scoring via trade – so look out for that. We talk about trades a bit in this episode as well. Hit that play button to listen to everything else covered this episode. If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated!
31 minutes | a year ago
The Isles Are Breaking Records
Episode 40, two episodes one one week – we are at mid-season form over here on The Isles Faithful Podcast. If you’re reading this in your Podcast app, please head over to our website at The Isles Faithful to learn more about the show! This episode, a shorter one – but we talk about this amazing stretch of games the Islanders have been playing. They are 15-0-1 in their last 16 games, points in 16 straight games which is the best in franchise history. Not only is it a record, it’s the most points and wins the Islanders have ever had through 20 games. Some other notable records? 14-3-3 – 1976-77 14-3-3 – 1978-79 14-5-1 – 1987-88 14-6-0 – 2014-15 12-4-4 – 1981-82 During this streak, the Islanders have had 17 different goal scorers, 11 different players have scored a game winning goal, they have had three different multi-goal comebacks and 9 total come back wins. It doesn’t seem to phase the team when they are down a goal, or even goals – they just play their game and seize opportunities to get back into games. I also talk about players like Mat Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Derek Brassard and Brock Nelson – who’ve all be super hot as of late. Also talked about is the California road trip and how it’s a great time for the team to get even closer as a group, as much as they are already a tight knit group who bring their lunch pail to every single game. The Islanders stop in San Jose to see the Sharks, Anaheim to see the Ducks and finally Los Angeles to see the Kings before they return home to Brooklyn to face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Will the streak continue? I guess we will find out, but regardless watching this team break records that the team set during the glory years is something special. If you’re a fan of the show, or a new subscriber – please rate and review on iTunes to help more fans find the show. If you’re not a subscriber – check out our subscription page where you can open the podcast in your favorite app to subscribe today. Lastly, help support the show by donating what you can – any little bit helps and is always appreciated! See you next episode! (Whatpods)
83 minutes | a year ago
Talking Streaks And More With Mike Tracey
It has been a whirlwind of the last two weeks for me personally, as you may know if you follow me on Twitter. I had no choice but to put the podcast on the back burner for a bit. It all started with the death of my Grandmother two weeks ago, I was running around with the family with visitation and the funeral – you know how that goes (lot’s of food…). Then I had some other stuff come up, and it just didn’t happen. Well, that’s all behind me and boy did the floodgates open! In Episode 39, our last in the 30’s – Mike Tracey also known as @Isles_Life joins me as we talk about literally everything that’s transpired around the Islanders since I left off with Dan in Episode 38. Back then, 19 days ago – the Isles were in the middle of a modest 7 game winning streak. They would ultimately be stopped by the Penguins at 10 games, but with an overtime loss – would extend their point streak to 11 games. Wouldn’t you know it, the Isles have sandwiched another streak around it – having won the last three straight and points in 14 straight. If you don’t know who @Isles_Life is, he’s the fan that just recently was featured by the Islanders on their website for giving away his seats to games he cannot attend. It’s a story we go into later in the podcast, but you can also read about he and his Fiancee, Sara here on the Isles Website. Sara suffers from severe Lyme’s Disease – and despite all this, gives the tickets away in order to make other folks smile and make it through tough times. It’s truly remarkable, they deserve the attention – please, consider donating to The Limelight Foundation! In all Mike and I talk about his story and the Islanders for well over an hour. We cover everything from the roster moves, Big Boy Otto Koivula, Andrew Ladd being waived, the amazing goaltending, injuries and of course Barry Trotz and the streak. We even touch base on the games ahead here against Pittsburgh and the injuries they are dealing with as well. Keep an eye out for another podcast later on in the week – it’ll be of the shorter variety, but this one felt good. I hope you enjoy it. As always, please be kind to my sponsor – Kings Coast Coffee. Make sure to use the code I tell you in the episode for 10% off your entire order. Subscribe. Rate. Review – and if you can spare some change, throw some in our bucket to help keep the lights on at the TIF HQ. Anything helps!
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Talking Streaks With Dan From Isles Anxiety
Episode 38 comes at you fast and furious. Well, not so much. In what should be the last of an erratic schedule of recording for the podcast (I am over this cold, finally), this episode is chock full of interesting tidbits during this odd NHL scheduling quirk for the New York Islanders. The Isles have won their last 7 straight games in various fashions: come from behind victories, shootout wins, overtime wins, complete dominations in regulation and as Barry said – even games the team was clearly the luckier team. And that’s a good thing when you think about it. The NHL is a fickle league where earning points in any fashion is of upmost importance early in the season. They often say that any chance you have to steal some points and bank them this early can only help you reach the playoffs later in the season. It’s also better to win early and build momentum during a time you can afford to work out the kinks. As Dan Saraceni of The Isles Anxiety Podcast (and Lighthouse Hockey Contributor) and I discuss – the players and coaches are all aware of what they have to continue to do in order to find success. It seems nobody is wholly satisfied with their play and have yet to hit the gear they are looking to hit. Who is this team and where exactly will that gear take them? All great questions that Dan and I attempt to answer in this episode. Thanks as always for sticking by the podcast during the erratic recording schedule – make sure you Subscribe wherever you consume podcasts. Please rate and review wherever you can as it helps other people discover the show and most importantly, tell your friends and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well! Please do the same for Dan and his amazingly good podcasts over on Lighthouse Hockey as well! The boys over there really do a great job and I listen every episode myself! Lastly, head on over to our Sponsor’s page – Kings Coast Coffee and use the discount code we told you about in the episode for 10% off your entire order!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
The New Kids Are Good
Episode 37 is a short one. In this episode, I talk about the Islanders and their .500 hockey as new kids Noah Dobson and Oliver Wahlstrom making their debuts in the NHL. We also go into detail on the power play, some of the struggles of the team and even some goaltending. Semyon Varmalov took a few games to get going, but he finally found his win over the weekend against Florida and Thomas Greiss has looked sharp, especially Monday against the Blues. Brock Nelson continues his strong usual October play, Mathew Barzal has begun to shoot more and has finally notched his first goal of the season. Fortunately for the Islanders, it came in an exciting come from behind victor in overtime on Monday afternoon. I was listening to the game on my drive home and had to pull over to watch the stream – I’m glad I did! All in all, I catch back up on all the games that have happened since the last episode, talk about some future guests and some other news thats happened around the team too. Episodes should occur pretty regularly from here on out. Make sure to subscribe wherever you consume podcasts – like Apple, Spotify, Google and now Pandora as well.
83 minutes | 2 years ago
Season 2 Kickoff with Jeff Capellini of CBS
It’s been a long summer and offseason, hasn’t it? When we left off in May with The Isles Faithful Podcast – we were reeling in a sense, not from the season ending but more of HOW it ended against Carolina. Overall, it was clearly way MORE than we expected, but there was clearly some work to be done by Lou Lamoriello and crew. This summer saw a few additions, a few subtractions and a ton of extensions. Free agency saw the Islanders miss out on their number 1 target, only for him to sign with their bitter crosstown rivals. Where have we heard this before though? Jeff Capellini and I talk about all of this and a whole bunch more in Episode 36, the kick off show for Season 2. We talk contracts pertaining to Semyon Varmarlov, Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Jordan Eberle, Josh Ho-Sang, Michael Dal Colle and Derek Brassard. We go into the decision to allow Robin Lehner to walk, and how Valteri Fillpula wound up back in Detroit. We talk about SO MUCH, that this episode runs over an hour, but I promise it’s worth it. Most importantly, we discuss the addition of Assistant Coach and former Maple Leafs power play coach Jim Hiller – ending the tenure of now former Assistant Scott Gomez, a leftover from the old regime. Thank you all for the amazing questions via Twitter over the last week – keep them coming as the season progresses here. If you like the show, please don’t forget to Rate and Review on iTunes – the show is available where on all major podcast apps and please, if you can DONATE a dollar or two to help keep the lights on it would awesome!
35 minutes | 2 years ago
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. Click here to donate! 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!
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 34: Round 2 Preview
This is a non-traditional episode from me here at The Isles Faithful Podcast. It’s a quick one, a few thoughts as we wait the final few hours before the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I know I thought we’d be saying that 8 months ago, right? Yeah. The Islanders opponent this round – those Jerks from the Carolinas – the Carolina Hurricanes. That’s another team everyone pegged to have the season they’ve had and also knocking off the Metro winner Washington Capitals. I am genuinely happy for them, as that fanbase has gone through a spell of bad times, much like we as Islanders fans have. But we are friends no more right? Maybe frienemies – or something? In Episode 34 I talk about some ket matchups and what Barry Trotz has needed to do during the 10 day layoff between playoff rounds. We talk about systems, injuries – and how similar both teams really are. I also talk about the Islanders Meetup Groups and where you can meet up with fellow Isles fans all over the country and also what the difference in home ice will be at the Barclays in comparison to Nassau Coliseum. We go from tailgating, to train beers. Pretty significant difference. I also drop a little hint that I was invited on the @Section_328 podcast next week – looking forward to talking about the Jerks-Greasy matchup with some guys who KNOW how to tailgate southern style! Should be fun. Do us a favor, give them a follow and also Subscribe! Special shoutout to Tristan and Jeff for jumping on board the donations train. You can help too by clicking here – anything helps to keep the lights on. Any little bit helps, especially if you enjoy the content!
67 minutes | 2 years ago
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!
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 32: Loud And Proud Isles Are 2-0
Episode 32, a raspy voiced episode – from all the fun from games one and two at Nassau Coliseum. This episode I catch back up with most of the things that have happened through these amazing two games we’ve seen. Now it’s off to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins in their barn – always fun. To help usher in this matinee game, is Chase Williams of WPXI Pittsburgh as he talks the Pens Perspective and keys to the game. The Islanders have a real good chance to put a further strangle hole on the series. This entry is short and sweet, but ill update it here as the day goes on. Listen, enjoy. Let’s go Islanders!!!!
33 minutes | 2 years ago
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 Let me know what you think and please remember to rate and review on iTunes and wherever else you enjoy The Isles Faithful. Subscribe today!
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