[Bits] On Islanders Goalie Options, Owner Saga, Gretzky, Vanek and Satan

Jersey Foul. - Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

These are things to read about hockey. Some of them involve Islanders.

It's Wednesday. Do you know where your Memorial Day (U.S.) plans are?

Islanders-ish Reads
Elsewhere
  • The Kings and Hawks resume with Game 2 tonight. Here is talk of their top lines. [NHL]
  • This is what the playoffs do: A man goes 14 games without a goal, then scores in two games, and it's called "a resurgence." [NHL on Nash]
  • Sounds like Jim Benning will be named GM in Vancouver. Here's an overview of all the offseason firings and openings. [Grantland]
  • Speaking of which, "man, Vancouver's drafting really has been inexcusably awful for over a decade now." [CanucksArmy]
  • The Habs are trailing the Rangers, in part thanks to a player they gave up in possibly the worst trade in their franchise history. [Willis at Bleacher]
  • Mike Richards is a fourth liner these days for the Kings. Why is he aging so soon? [PPP]
  • Steve Simmons has "covered" the NHL for three decades, so he has a discerning eye, says Steve Simmons. [SLAM]
  • Rebuttal: "So either Simmons’ stats guy is a moron or Simmons is making things up." [mc79hockey]
  • This is a chart that shows you the minutes played by age group for forwards. And this is the same for defensemen. [Hot Twitter action, @TravisHeHateMe]
  • Ooh look, a Steigerwald rants about people ranting about Sidney Crosby. [Indiana Gazette]
  • The Red Wings have a bunch of leaders...but is something just not right there? [Winging it in Motown]
  • TJ Oshie would like to be on the cover of your sports video game. Any sports video game. [Awful Announcing]
  • Not hockey: This is what the "bag men" who move cash to NCAA football players, prospects and families are like. [SB Nation]
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