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Islanders Bits: Irene Hits. You Dry?

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Is it October yet?
Is it October yet?

WebBard's thank you to our readers was well-timed, because judging by our traffic about half of you were in the path of Hurricane Irene this weekend and could use a little of our moral support.

Just to update our readers around the globe about the impact close to the Islanders home: Assessments are still coming in, but Newsday reported more than 474,000 without power and flooding saturating several coastal Long Island communities. Officials were going to try to assess LIRR damage Sunday afternoon. In the broader New York City area, 1 million lost power and major flooding hit several communities, though Irene technically was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit New York.

Thoughts are with you all affected by Irene. Even when the worst is avoided, this stuff is no fun. A few Isles and hockey tidbits after the jump:

Islanders-ish:

For the Mets/Islanders fans: This headline threw me for a loop, because you could see it applying to the new coach's takeover last November: Capuano Finds Less Thinking is the Answer.

Other Hockey:

Just for Fun:

Alright, be safe everybody. If it helps, share your close calls and trials with our community here. And for all of you well beyond Irene's reach, well you just keep on keepin' on then.