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[Gameday Bits] Spent the Last Year Rocky Mountain Way

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The Islanders are in Denver to see some of the largest and most majestic natural wonders in North America: John Elway's teeth.

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I feel like the last time the Islanders played the Avalanche, Jocelyn Thibault was in goal.

FIG picks for tonight's late game can be left here.

Islanders links:

  • de story on Calvin de Haan by Arthur de Staple [de New$day]
  • Congratulations to Ryan Strome on being named to the AHL All-Star team. Um...about that...
  • An insider report of Strome and de Haan's appearance at the Islanders Booster Club meeting this week. [IslesTalk]
  • Kevin at IPB gets to the root of the Andrew MacDonald conundrum and the perception disparity between fans and media.
  • Checking in with former Islander Tommy Salo. [The Checking Line]
  • The Metropolitan Division is a cakewalk, for everyone but the Islanders. [Puck Daddy]

Meanwhile:

  • Last night's NHL scores. Oh Leafs.
  • Your Olympic hockey schedule. Bookmark it. [SB Nation]
  • And where to buy your customized jersey of the country of your choice. A Bruins-centric look from Stanley Cup of Chowder.
  • Sam Gagner might get traded by the Oilers. Who in the East has the goods to land him? [Copper n' Blue]
  • Princeton man Jeff Halpern is a journeyman's journeyman. [Fox Sports]
  • Islanders draft pick/Rangers refugee Wade Redden officially retired. [NHLPA]
  • MAH GAWD! THAT'S BRIAN RAFALSKI'S MUSIC! He's back, playing for the ECHL's Florida Everblades. [SB Nation]
  • Down Goes Brown predicts some events in the second half of the NHL season.
  • How do the LA Kings do what they do so well? [Eric T]
  • Capgeek's career earnings list (from 1990-present). Cory Sarich is a thief, raking in almost $29 million for being Cory Sarich.

No, not the Avalanche, but always worth seeing again: Billy Smith's goal versus Rob Ramage and the Colorado Rockies.