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America Is Jumping On The Islanders Bandwagon

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 13: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 13: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs we are awfully close to seeing a new Stanley Cup Champion. Well according to Betonline.ag, most of the country is rooting for the Islanders to get the job done.

Geotagged Twitter data was collected with over 100,000 tweets and it found that the Isles were the most popular team remaining. Tampa Bay has four states, Montreal has six, and the Vegas Golden Knights has eight.

The Islanders? Well, they have an impressive 32 states in their corner. Seriously check the heat map, it’s almost all Islanders.

Pinch yourself Islanders fans, we’re living in a world where people around the country are hopping on our bandwagon. To someone born way after the glory days of this franchise, this is a new and unfamiliar concept.

But people who don’t get to see this team on a regular basis are realizing that hockey can be fun our way too. This is a team who grinds it out, and can beat you with their depth. We saw it against Pittsburgh, we saw it against Boston, and through one game we saw it in this round as well.

Naturally, Islanders fans reacted well to the news of their team getting some love.

Welcome aboard new Islanders fans. Here are the rules: Josh Bailey slander is no longer tolerated, we love Barry Trotz, we’re always the underdogs, and oh yeah our stadium is rowdy as all hell so I hope you like tailgates.

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Imagine trying to explain this to yourself 10 years ago? It feels like the last three years are a fever dream, but I hope this feeling never goes away. As America says, let’s go Islanders!

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