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Report: Loss to Islanders causes team to search souls, re-examine existence.

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DION SQUISH!!
DION SQUISH!!
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Olympic teams are announced. Islanders won back-to-backs and have two days off. Don Cherry only works weekends. Enjoy the next couple of days of (possible) quiet. Try not to get frostbite.

Islanders links:

  • Recaps: LHH | New$day | Our man Quinn at IPB | Islanders | PPP | Globe and Mail
  • The Skinny from Eric Hornick.
  • Evgeni Nabokov's injury is believed to be a quad strain and not as serious as originally thought. Could still miss two weeks. [New$day]
  • Arthur Staple on what goalies could be available to the Islanders. [New$day]
  • When you watch the Islanders take the ice at Barclays Center, you'll be able to get a haircut at the same time. Your move, Tattoo Lou. [NY Mag]
  • I hope you didn't order that Philip-Michael Devos Sound Tigers jersey. The team released him from his PTO yesterday.

Sochi Supplements:

  • Let's make teams from the snubs! Puck Daddy | Sporting News | Even Extra Skater
  • Don't like your national team? Down Goes Brown suggests some trades between countries. [Grantland]
  • Got your Finnish and Slovakian rosters right here. [USA Today]
  • And the roster from the host nation of Russia. Guess who the one Edmonton Oiler on the team is. (Spoiler: you're probably wrong). [Puck Daddy]
  • Is playing with Sidney Crosby so difficult that Chris Kunitz is the only man on Earth who can do it? Eric T investigates.
  • Steve Yzerman had to tell Marty St. Louis we was off Team Canada's roster. St. Louis didn't take it too well. [Elliotte Friedman at CBC]

Around the NHL:

"Hey, mom. Yeah. I'm on the Olympic team. Is dad there?"