A very special episode, 172 shows in the making.
For the first time ever, Mike and Dan turn their attention to teams that aren’t the Islanders and give their thoughts, outlooks and bold predictions for each NHL division.
They look at the much maligned three-tiered Pacific Division and how the two newest teams look like they could have the best upcoming seasons. They scan the tough Central Division, full of flawed but talented teams and the Coyotes, who are more of the former and none of the latter.
They project the Canadian-flavored Atlantic Division and talk about the difference between hating a team for what it does on the ice and hating it because of how much attention it gets.
And finally they discuss the Murderer’s Row Metro Division and how the Islanders stack up against their traditional rivals. They close with a plea to model makers to check their work before talking trash.
- Even if you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, you can read the opening paragraphs of this Leafs preview and feel the shame coming through the screen. It’s really something to experience.
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Theme song: “Sports” by Josh Spacek.
Closing Song: “The Scoop” by Beastie Boys.
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