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[Bits] Man, the Coyotes are not taking Tuesday's loss to the Islanders well.

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Loss to Islanders Causes Coyotes Disruption. Also, John Tavares backs Andrew Ference's Oilers captaincy, whittling down the greatest of the greatest and some short, sweet home movies.

Can we talk about this?
Can we talk about this?
Bruce Bennett

One more day until the Islanders stare down the Blackhawks. And they are not going to be happy after what happened on Wednesday night against St. Louis.

Last night's NHL scores.

Islanders Stuff:

  • John Tavares endorses Oilers captain Andrew Ference as the type of veteran leader who will teach Edmonton's young players how to survive and thrive in the NHL, much like Mark Streit and Doug Weight did for him. [NHL]
  • Reader scarlet islander proposes an interesting idea to mitigate fighting in the NHL using a more football-based disciplinary system. That's "soccer" to you bloody yanks. [LHH]
  • Down Goes Brown's list of greatest players ever to play for one franchise features two Islanders. You guessed 'em: Vic Teal and Jeff Libby. [Grantland]
  • Vinny Piccolo of Puck Buddy's has a lyrical love letter to wild, wonderful Islanders fan. [Puck Buddys]
  • From yesterday, the Islanders sent Griffin Reinhart back to the Edmonton Oil Kings to get some all-important playing time. I apologize for the Celine Dion reference. [LHH]
  • And the NHL fined Frans Nielsen for his slash on the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal. Frans told the NHL to go get their shine box. [LHH]

Around the boards:

  • Speaking of Phoenix, the Coyotes had a closed-door meeting after Tuesday's 6-1 loss at the Coliseum and called up a bunch of prospects. Dave Tippett had some harsh words for his team that were not, "We flew all the way from Arizona for this?" [PHT]
  • Brooksy's worried about the Rangers' early season funk. [NY Post]
  • San Jose's Brad Stuart has been suspended for three games for his hit to the head of Rick Nash. [Fear the Fin]
  • Copper and Blue tries to boil down the best NHL players of all time. An A for effort, but this is an almost impossible task. Fun, but impossible. [C&B]
  • The 1990's Are Back! Did I Do That? This Sunday, those Ducks of Anaheim will be Mighty once again. [SBN]. And Look Who's Talking About Un-Retiring to Play in the KHL: Sergei Fedorov. [Yahoo!]
  • Former Islanders cage-wearer Glenn Healy is bringing his unique "wisdom" to a new CBC feature called "140 words." Bet you can describe it in just one. [CBC]
  • The NHL might stage European games again next season. [LeBrun]
  • Wait. You mean Kyle Okposo's not the only NHLer that constantly starts seasons shooting blanks? It's true. Bobby Ryan is one, too. [Sens Extra]
  • And some Senators fun from Silver Seven: Should demoted forward Mika Zibanejad (or any other Senator) sue the team for a variety of bizarre reasons? [SSS]

Short Vintage Home Movies: Clark Gillies and Lindy Ruff on a fishing trip, courtesy of Gillies' daughter (and Bob Bourne's daughter-in-law) Brianna Bourne:

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