Some Islanders reading to brighten your day and put a spring in your step:
- It'll be a big year for Islanders seventh-round pick Kyle Burroughs, who looks to inherit the #1 D role with the Regina Pats.
- Know your new Sound Tigers: Justin Johnson, Alaskan.
- More on Kyle Okposo's Olympic bid, and pending fatherhood, in Newsday.
- More on Canada's Olympic hopefuls (including John Tavares) at ESPN.
- Grading Andrew MacDonald's 2012-13 at IPB.
- Because you need more video of Matt Martin on the red carpet: Barclays Center :: BCTV Presents: 2013 MTV Video Music Award Red Carpet Outtakes
- Instagram: Anders Nilsson teaches the kids how to be taller.
- Here is TSN's prediction for Canada's Olympic roster.
- And here is video of them discussing some of it (D and goalies).
- Team USA sees its deepest pool ever, too.
- One guess: Does realignment help or hurt the Flames as currently constructed?
- Do the Leafs need to sign Nazem Kadri to a bridge contract in order to win this negotiation?
- This, right here, is homerism at its best, courtesy of your friendly Winnipeg Toews-loving columnist.
- Brian Burke loves Randy Carlyle, but he also loves Mikhail Grabovski.
With international hockey on the mind, here is Game 2 of the 1984 Canada Cup final between Canada and Sweden in Edmonton. John Tonelli scores at 3:13 in the video (on a line with Mike Bossy). Sweden wears awful unis and gets slaughtered: