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Islanders Bits: Kenny Jonsson is Next

Jonsson-Streit would be cool. Aww, throw in Aucoin too.
Jonsson-Streit would be cool. Aww, throw in Aucoin too.

If you're heading into the weekend pondering whether or not to engage in the bipolar emotions that accompany following the New York Islanders, just remember that both games are matinees and plan your mood regulation accordingly.

The Panthers (Sunday's opponent) beat the Kings (Saturday's opponent) last night in Sunrise, which was probably the worst outcome because the Panthers gain two points and the Kings come to Long Island needing a win that much more.

Saturday is Kenny Jonsson Night (Day), the last of the "Decades Nights" honoring Islanders in their Hall. A few clips are embedded below after the morning links.

Someone tweeted at us a few days ago that with the Islanders blueline injuries they should convince Jonsson to suit up Saturday afternoon. The crazy thing? Jonsson, 37, is younger than Steve Staios.

Islanders Coverage

Our post-game thread from last night includes pertinent video reaction and links. Capuano's interview was pretty realistic -- including another question about how he sees Nino Niederreiter's progress.

Other recaps of last night: Newsday highlights the fourth line | Hockey Inside/Out has audio and coverage from the Montreal side | Gazette: Isn't Pat Hickey a funny old man | Kevin's recap at IPB starts off with a well-aimed shot at Dolanvision. | The Skinny from last night's game


Garth Snow on Kenny Jonsson

So we've caught up to the era where the general manager played with the honoree. Somehow makes me feel both young and old:

Also see Stan Fichler on Jonsson.