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The official home for audio programming from Lighthouse Hockey, SB Nation's community for fans of the New York Islanders.

    Islanders Anxiety - A Lot Has Happened

    Islanders Anxiety - A Lot Has Happened

    Mike and Dan discuss the many goings on around the draft for the Islanders, including trades, an expansion loss, new prospects and a crazy schedule. They talk about the salary cap deals that sent Nick Leddy and Andrew Ladd away, and how both had different effects on the Islanders when they arrived. They also say goodbye to Jordan Eberle, whose expansion draft selection is a bittersweet exit for a fun player. Later, they chat about the haul from this weekend's Entry Draft, especially Finnish forward Aatu Raty, who basically fell into the Islanders' laps in the second round. Finally, they go over next season's schedule, which starts with an insane 13-game roadtrip before finally settling home at UBS Arena.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Islanders Anxiety - A Go-Pro in Lou's Office

    Islanders Anxiety - A Go-Pro in Lou's Office

    Mike and Dan talk to Arthur Staple of The Athletic about the Islanders offseason. Who might go, who might stay and where the cap room might be coming from. They discuss possible trade scenarios or strategies for the upcoming expansion draft, and the harsh reality that the Islanders might have to lose some beloved players in order to get better for next season. They look at some ways GM Lou Lamoriello might alleviate the team's cap crunch while also acknowledging that Lou's mind is unreadable and he's already 17 steps ahead of everyone else. They also cover the just-concluded Stanley Cup final, the Islanders having worse odds of winning the 2022 Stanley Cup than the Panthers, cheering the “right” way, expensive concert tickets and the joy of (we hope) not having to watch Pierre McGuire on TV ever again.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    PTIsles - It Stings

    PTIsles - It Stings

    In this episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel19) are joined by IslesBlog co-editor and Empire Sports Media contributor Rob Taub to share their thoughts on the Islanders failing to reach the Stanley Cup Final after a 1-0 loss in Game 7 versus the Tampa Bay Lighting. They discuss what similarities there are between this Islanders run and other New York sports teams, rooting interests in the Stanley Cup Final and why this missed opportunity is especially tough.
    Later, the trio talk about the team's priorities in the off-season, whether Casey Cizikas will re-sign, how they afford Kyle Palmieri and who should be protected in the expansion draft. Finally, they share some personal memories from the Nassau Coliseum.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Islanders Anxiety - On the Bus with the Team

    Islanders Anxiety - On the Bus with the Team

    Mike and Dan recap the Islanders loss to the Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL semifinals and the bonds this iteration of the team formed with the people who cheer them on. They talk about how the final game unfolded, the uncharacteristic mistake that cost the Islanders dearly, and how the team had everyone believing right up until the very end. That belief led to blurred lines between player and fan, and both sides taking the 1-0 loss that ended their season extremely hard. Later, they recount the many ways in which the tapestry of this Islanders team was formed over each playoff series, and their hope that this roster is remembered as fondly as previous rosters that didn't make it nearly as close to a Stanley Cup. Along the way they read listener reviews, discuss the Islanders' "serious cojones," lament at how the playoffs take over your life and marvel at how Sports Pope Mike Francesa declared, "Time for Barzal" at just the right moment. Thanks to everyone for listening this season and to those who left us reviews on iTunes. if you have a moment this summer and can leave us one, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    PTIsles - BEAULIEVE

    PTIsles - BEAULIEVE

    In this episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Noel Fogelman (@thefirstnoel) react to the Islanders forcing a Game 7 in Tampa Bay following a 3-2 overtime win at the Coliseum on Thursday Night.
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    • 41 min
    Islanders Anxiety - Happy Debris

    Islanders Anxiety - Happy Debris

    Mike and Dan recap the Islanders dramatic Game 6 win over the Lightning and vent their anxieties over Game 7. They talk about the ways in which the Islanders and their fans go against societal norms, the catharsis of Anthony Beauvillier's overtime goal, the reactions to their post-game celebration and learning to trust in their team again. They recount each of the goals and moments in the game, including the torturous intermission before overtime and "waiting to wait." Later, they look ahead to Game 7 and some of the pluses and minuses the Islanders have in front of them, such as the memories of a disastrous Game 5 in the same building. Finally, they talk about Lou Lamoriello winning his second NHL GM of the Year Award, the complaints about playoff officiating and how much fun it is when the Islanders piss people off.
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

KErvin8448 ,

Home away from Islander Home

As an ex pat of Long Island, now living in Nashville, each episode of the Light house is a “must listen” for Islander fans. Dan and Mike’s easy and informed banter provide welcomed doses of history, perspective and a long suffering respect for an organization that we have been cheering on since the early days in 1970 when the Nassau Coliseum opened its doors.
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Statman725 ,

Mike and Dan always a great listen it’s also great

Having fans back in the coliseum it really tied
The building together
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Denver88bronco ,

This show made me a diehard Isles Fan!

So I grew up in Syracuse, NY and occasionally watched the Syracuse Crunch play when my family got tickets. I enjoyed going to the games but could never get into the sport. Long story short, last year during covid, I became an Islanders fan because they are from NY and have my favorite color scheme as my local high school, the Syracuse Orange, Denver Broncos, and the Mets; all Blue and Orange. I couldn’t understand the game though and all the intricacies. I searched for a podcast that would help me understand this sport, let alone this team! I found your guys. I’m so happy that you guys put out good content and it comes from a place of passion. Twitter handle: denver88bronco

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