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Along with Islanders radio color commentator Greg Picker, Mike and Dan celebrate Kip Miller, who had three stints with the team including one spectacular but short playoff run.
Miller was a Hobey Baker winner at Michigan State and is a member of a longstanding hockey family, but it took him a while to find his footing in the NHL. By the time he came to Long Island for the third time (after two short, unmemorable trips), he was the AHL’s leading scorer and immediately jolted a team that was already good but had fallen off the track. And during their brutal playoff series with the Maple Leafs, Miller was an absolute machine, scoring goals in four straight games and giving fans a dose of hope that led to devastation when the series ended.
Greg talks about how crucial Miller and that series was to his Islanders connection, the instantaneous impact he had on the roster seemingly out of nowhere, and how the player’s exploits should be better remembered today (and might be had the Islanders beaten Toronto).
A million thanks to Greg for coming on. You should be listening to his Talkin’ Isles podcast with Cory Wright. It’s a feel good, fun show full of love for The Island and the Islanders, and it makes a great compliment to the silliness of Weird Islanders: The Podcast!
This is our season finale for this year. Thanks to all of our great guests and for all of your listens. We’ll be back next season with a whole new slate of Weird Islanders and guests.
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