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When Columnists Attack: Post Hit on Islanders Gets It Predictably Wrong

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New York Post columnist takes another semi-annual shot at the New York Islanders, and as usual gets the rationale wrong.

Bits: Renderings and Electioneering

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Bits: Renderings and Electioneering

Bits: And Some Thoughts On The Future

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Bits: And Some Thoughts On The Future #isles

Bits: Onward and Upward

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Bits: Onward and Upward

Sunday Links and IIHF Supplemental Discipline For Hit On Radek Martinek

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Sunday Links and Martinek updates

Sunday Links: 'Because these kids are hopped up on sugar' edition.

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Sunday Links: 'Because these kids are hopped up on sugar' edition.

Larry Brooks comments on the Dale Hunter History Will Be Made Commercial

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Via the NY Post: While Brooks is often off the mark with the Isles, his take on the '93 team and the aftermath of the Hunter cheap shot really hits the mark. Notable quotes: "The NHL's celebration of Dale Hunter as part of its playoff "History Will Be Made" promotion is nothing less than sickening." "Understand that a healthy, undamaged Turgeon never in a million years would have been traded to the Canadiens for Kirk Muller less than two years later in the deal that debilitated the organization."

Islanders Gameday: NHL Must Act to Save Sinking Devils

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The New York Islanders meet the New Jersey Devils and Jacques Lemaire, as two teams with just 20 points in the standings and new coaches behind the bench try to figure out what's what.

That's the insidious nature of the escrow-enforced triple cap system. It pits player against...

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That's the insidious nature of the escrow-enforced triple cap system. It pits player against player, teammate against teammate, those under long-term contracts against those about to hit the market.

>>Larry Brooks, being his usual CBA=Sky is Falling self. Ironically, the point of his article is right: The players should enact the escalator and hope revenues grow to limit their escrow payments. But it's a joke for Brooks to pretend this mechanism has an "insidious nature" rather than, well, the nature of collectively bargained contracts: You sacrifice some individual choice when times are good for you in exchange for some individual (and collective) security when times are bad. That's why people form unions.

Fun with sentence construction: The Witt 'rumor'

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No matter what Larry Brooks says, it's not young defensemen that are "freeing" Garth Snow to try to move Brendan Witt.

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