Talkin' Isles catches up with Shawn Bates in episode two. Greg and Cory talk to Bates about the Lucky 7's line with Mark Parrish and Michael Peca (4:00), winning a national championship at BU (6:20) and the Islanders emotional first home game after 9/11 (9:20). The guys do a deep dive on the 2002 playoff series against the Maple Leafs, from the physicality (14:30), to Bates' penalty shot in Game 4 (16:35) and wrap up with Bates' return to the Coliseum in the 2019 playoffs (25:55) and more.
Talkin' Isles kicks off with Mr. Islander, Bob Nystrom. Cory and Greg talk to Nystrom about getting drafted (4:20), hijinks in 1972 (7:15), scoring the Cup-clinching goal in 1980 (17:10), the Islanders softball team (23:00), his 900th and final game (27:00), doing radio commentary (28:40), the Mr. Islander award (33:45) and more.