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The Athletic's Arthur Staple takes a weekly look at the New York Islanders, sharing news, insights, and unique perspectives as the team continues its journey toward a Cup...and a new arena!

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The Athletic's Arthur Staple takes a weekly look at the New York Islanders, sharing news, insights, and unique perspectives as the team continues its journey toward a Cup...and a new arena!

    Islanders playoff preview, Butch Goring stories, and more with Shannon Hogan

    Islanders playoff preview, Butch Goring stories, and more with Shannon Hogan

    First, MSG Network’s Shannon Hogan joins the show to give her thoughts on where the Isles are right now as a time, how they stack up against their first round playoff opponents the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bruins “homer” commentary during the Leo Komarov-David Pastrnak altercation, what covering the team during a pandemic was like, Butch Goring stories!, and more.
    Plus, Arthur and AJ deep dive into the Islanders vs. Penguins series, discussing how the two teams match up, keys to victory, potential X-factors, and much more.
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    Islanders clinch playoff spot, NHL awards possibilities, Tom Wilson’s dangerous antics, and more

    Islanders clinch playoff spot, NHL awards possibilities, Tom Wilson’s dangerous antics, and more

    First, Arthur and AJ discuss the Islanders putting the proverbial nails in the Rangers’ coffin over the weekend, essentially eliminating their rival from the playoffs while clinching their own playoff berth in the process, quickly followed by a letdown loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.
    Plus, which Isles, if any, have a chance to win an NHL award at the end of this season, what Travis Zajac’s absence from recent lineups could mean for the playoffs, Tom Wilson’s dangerous actions against the Rangers on Monday night, and more.
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    Justin Bourne calls in, Isles’ iffy play continues, ideal playoff matchups, and more

    Justin Bourne calls in, Isles’ iffy play continues, ideal playoff matchups, and more

    First up, Sportsnet’s Justin Bourne joins the show to talk about what he’s seen from the Islanders this year and where they’re potentially going, whether a grind it out, defensive team like the Isles can win a Cup without a gamebreaking offensive player or not, the Isles-Leafs social media rivalry, and much more.
    Plus, Arthur and AJ break down the team’s last three games, going 1-2 with a big win over the Rangers and back-to-back losses to the Caps, the ideal first round playoff matchup for the Isles, Leo Komarov as an X-factor against highly-skilled opponents, and more.
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    Isles looking for consistency, Mathew Barzal turnover woes, ideal playoff lineups, and more

    Isles looking for consistency, Mathew Barzal turnover woes, ideal playoff lineups, and more

    First, Arthur and AJ take a look back at the last week of Islanders games, including a couple of rough ones against the Bruins and a much-needed bounce back against the Flyers on Sunday night, a bit of complacency creeping into the team’s overall play, and Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac not jumpstarting the offense so far.
    Plus, looking ahead to tonight’s game against the Rangers, AJ being critical of Mathew Barzal on Sunday’s national broadcast, Oliver Wahlstrom potentially coming out of the lineup as Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck likely return, what an ideal Isles lineup could look like heading into the playoffs, and more.
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    Michael Grabner joins the show, Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac now Islanders, trade deadline deals around the league, and more

    Michael Grabner joins the show, Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac now Islanders, trade deadline deals around the league, and more

    First, former Islander Michael Grabner joins the show to discuss his playing career on Long Island, the intensity of playoff games at the Coliseum, playing for Lou Lamoriello in Toronto, what it’s like getting traded at the deadline, thoughts on Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac, and Andy Greene, and much more.
    Plus, Arthur and AJ break down the Isles’ big, pre-deadline deal, acquiring Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils for a first round pick and prospects, and discuss how both Palmieri and Zajac have fit into the lineup so far, Lou Lamoriello choosing this deal over a potential Taylor Hall trade, other deals around the league, and more.
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    Introducing Shattered: The Athletic's new narrative series on the New York Knicks

    Introducing Shattered: The Athletic's new narrative series on the New York Knicks

    We are excited to announce The Athletic's new podcast series - Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks. Hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D, the series dives deep on the past 20 years of the Knicks. Shattered reveals never-heard-before stories about the Knicks, team owner James Dolan and the NBA, with interviews from dozens of voices including franchise legend Patrick Ewing.
    This is the first 5 minutes of episode one - a look at how the 90's Knicks team broke apart. To listen to the rest click this link or search Shattered wherever you get your podcasts. A new episode of Shattered will be released every Tuesday.
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Art’s the best

Art is great as the Isles’ beat reporter and for a guy who makes his living in print he’s actually got a really nice audio presence!

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