Bits: The arena issue; and predict Bergenheim's 3rd round

Hey, guess what? With another goal yesterday, John Tavares leads the World Championships in points with 9 (5-4-9, +6). Don't tell Colorado fans, but Matt Duchene has none.

On the topic of small samples: Pick the over/under here: Sean Bergenheim, who leads Tampa Bay in shots and has 7 goals in 11 games but also has a 19.4% shooting percentage, will score how many more goals in these playoffs? (His regular season shooting percentage was 7.7%, which matches his career total over 326 NHL games.)

Isles Stuff

Worlds Stuff

Maybe the U.S. took the day off because it wasn't important, and maybe the Swiss stunned them in the final qualifying round game. The U.S. has to face the Czechs now as a result, which means my heart will tear itself asunder.

 

NHL Stuff (h/t to the mighty Quinn on most of these)

 

Navel-Gazing

In praise of our SBN network host here. (Disclosure: From a guy who used to report to the CEO.)

On that last note: As always, if you have things you like, don't like or wish were done here -- or complaints overall -- let us know in comments or via email. I'm here for selfish reasons (a fun place to talk about the Islanders), but I am supposed to make it fun for you, too.

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