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Islanders Gameday News: Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running

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Hey that suit is you.

Let's do this.
Let's do this.
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It's here. Islanders opening day 2014. Try not to devour each other whole on the first night.

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Around the League

  • Last night's NHL scores. FLOLyers are 0-2 after a wild loss to the Devils, and Dan Boyle broke his hand in the Rangers win in St. Louis and will miss 4-6 weeks. [The Score]
  • Chris Pronger is very close to being names to the Department of Player Safety while remaining on LTIR with the Flyers, per Bob McKenzie. Greg Wyshynski says this is not as big a deal as you think it is.
  • Gary Bettman says many things about many things [NHL.com]. One of them is a less than veiled shot at the NFL [SB Nation]
  • Puck Daddy's NHL Awards predictions feature a couple of Islanders.
  • Roberto Luongo is right at home in the Sunshine State. [ESPN]
  • A new Canadian show called Hometown Heroes will feature Eric Lindros and may finally humanize the E-Train. [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • The Adirondack Flames introduced a new mascot in a skit invoking a tragic fire. That was not a good idea. Now they're apologizing. That's a good idea.
  • Their parent team is facing the wrath of Sven Baertschi's father, who didn't take his son's demotion kindly. Now Sven is forced to explain his dad's reaction. [Calgary Sun]
  • Buying minority interest in NHL teams is the new black. [The Deal.com]
  • Average heights, weights and ages of NHL clubs via James Mirtle's blog. The Islanders are among the heaviest, shortest and youngest clubs in the league.
  • Oilers lose game, fan throws Oilers clothes (and cell phone) on the ice. It's like hockey never really truly left. [Slam Sports]

It's Friday, the Islanders' season is finally here and they're in Carolina. Let's do something a little different: Van Halen, 1982, Nassau Coliseum, Pretty Woman (song kicks in at 2:00). Let's all be a little like Diamond Dave and have fun out there this year.