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IslesBlog Podcast: NHL Live Co-Host Steve Mears Talks Isles and NHL at the All Star Break

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: NHL Network on-air talent Steve Mears hosts NHL Live during the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Thomas Nycz/NHLI via Getty Images)

In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono and Tom de Luca are joined Steve Mears, co-host of NHL Live on the NHL Network. Steve talks about his time as the play by play voice of the Islanders, what he learned from Islanders broadcast team and his transition from the booth to the studio. Later, Steve explains why he feels the Isles are one the East’s most dangerous teams, whether the Rangers are better now than they were last Spring and if the Penguins still have another Stanley Cup run in them. Plus, Steve gives his thoughts on the job Peter Laviolette has done in Nashville and tells us why the Islanders remind him of his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates.

Steve, Joe and Tom Discussed:

  •    What he learned from Howie Rose, Billy Jaffe and Chris King
  •    Leaving play-by-play to become a studio host at NHL Network
  •    Why the rest of East should want to avoid the Islanders in the playoffs
  •    The chances of Martin Brodeur landing on Long Island
  •    If the Rangers are poised for another run to the Finals
  •    The job Peter Laviolette has done in Nashville
  •    His picks for the Stanley Cup Finals (It’s not the Rangers)


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