Talkin' Isles is the official interview podcast of the New York Islanders. Join Radio Color Commentator Greg Picker and NewYorkIslanders.com Web Content Manager Cory Wright, as they welcome special guests, alumni, broadcasters and chat about all things involving the New York Islanders.
Legendary writer and broadcaster Stan Fischler joins Cory and Greg for episode 9 of the podcast. The guys lead off with Fischler's induction to the US Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2021 before getting into Fischler's career (3:20). Fischler talks about the difference between being a writer and a broadcaster (10:00), his wife Shirley Fischler's trailblazing career as a hockey writer (13:30), Stan's best interview ever with Ray Ferraro in the 1993 playoffs (20:45), interacting with Evgeni Nabokov (26:45), Fischler's tour of UBS Arena (28:35) and more.
The captain of the Islanders dynasty joins Cory and Greg on episode 8 of the podcast. Potvin talks about being drafted first overall (2:30), playing with his brother Jean Potvin (6:05), Al Arbour's transcendental meditation (10:30), playing in the 1976 Canada Cup (17:55), broadcasting the "They're goin home!" game (20:30), why he doesn't drink out of the Cup (28:25), Hall of Fame induction (33:40), meeting Mick Jagger (38:55), UBS Arena (40:45) and more.
Greg and Cory are joined by former Islanders goaltender and New Jersey Devils radio commentator Glenn "Chico" Resch on episode seven. Chico talks about visiting Nassau Coliseum for the last time (2:55), his excitement for UBS Arena (6:55), his path to the NHL (9:32), how he got the nickname Chico (19:55), his relationship and partnership with Billy Smith (25:22), the 1975 run (35:35), standup goaltending and vintage equipment (40:17) and more.
Greg and Cory are joined by Islanders radio play-by-play voice - and Greg's partner - Chris King on episode six. Kinger talks about becoming a fan in 1972 (2:30), sneaking into a game at Nassau Coliseum (14:30), getting into broadcasting (20:50), transitioning from software engineering to Isles radio (23:10), Kinger's radio influences (29:25), calling the bubble games remotely (32:55), looking forward to UBS Arena (40:15), calling games in empty buildings (41:50), the series clinchers at the Coliseum (44:30) and more.
Talkin' Isles catches up with two-time Super Bowl champion, ESPN analyst and Islanders superfan Damien Woody. Greg and Cory talk to Damien about how he became an Islanders fan and his first Coliseum experience (2:20), the NY Jets presence at Islanders playoff games (7:10), the NHL returning to ESPN (10:15), wearing his Isles jersey on SportsCenter and relationship with Stephen A. Smith (11:40), the Coliseum playoff experience and looking forward to UBS Arena (16:40).
Talkin' Isles catches up with former Islanders captain Patrick Flatley in episode four. Greg and Cory talk to Flatley about playing for Team Canada in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics (7:00), his NHL debut playing on a line with John Tonelli and Brent Sutter (9:35), becoming the Islanders captain (18:40), Heals and Flats (22:10), UBS Arena (29:35), working in the bagel industry (30:30) and more.
YES! YES! YES! I love it!
Being a newer fan, I love this podcast and it I so amazing!
Thanks for the Memories
I was in high school during the Dynasty years and it was Awesome!
Reliving the memories with you guys is great.
Love hearing all the stories and behind the scenes shenanigans.
Let’s Go Islanders!!!
The Islanders Podcast we needed comes to life
Awesome Podcast for all things Islanders!