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PTIsles: Episode 36 – A ‘Stape Chat” with Arthur Staple

In this edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono and James Duffy welcome former Newsday Islanders beat reporter Arthur Staple after his first full day on the job at The Athletic. 

Topics discussed:
  • Arthur’s decision to join The Athletic
  • How Islanders coverage will change with his move
  • Garth Snow’s Q&A
  • Difference between Snow and Devils GM Ray Shero
  • Doug Weight’s response to sitting Mat Barzal in the final minutes
  • Top Trade Targets, including two Rangers
  • A Lack of Urgency frustrating fans
  • How long a leash Garth Snow has with ownership
  • Biggest factor for Tavares staying: Belmont or Barzal
After, Joe and James recap the interview and give a look ahead to this importance stretch of games facing this week against Metropolitan Division opponents.

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