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Islanders Gameday News: Reps from the head office are coming in today. Everyone look busy.

The Islanders ready for their close-up.

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First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game against the TRANNA MAPE LEAFS can be filed here. Get them in before gametime (7:00 pm)

Islanders links:

  • Travis Hamonic left yesterday's practice in some apparent pain but he wasn't giving any details. NO ONE FREAK OUT. Lubomir Visnovsky might be on his way back. [NY Post]
  • Bruce Ratner is selling his part of the Barclays Center, presumably to buy a house in Nassau County closer to the new Coliseum he's trying to build. [Nets Daily]
  • And the Islanders new owners will finally have their press conference this Wednesday afternoon. [Islanders Twitter]
  • Leafs-Islanders games mean the mother hens from Toronto get to peck around the Islanders looking for kernels of corn. The Toronto Star talks to John Tavares about what it was like to be Connor McDavid before Connor McDavid. | And the Sun gets more out of new Islander Nikolay Kulemin than they did when he was a Leaf.
  • Audio: Islanders Insight and Leafs video maestro Steve Dangle preview tonight's game.
  • Who's good at drawing penalties? Turns out a bunch of Leafs and Islanders. [Sportsnet]
  • The current Islanders players, many of whom came of age during the late 1980's and 90's, did not grow up as Islanders fans. (Except Frans, of course.) A blockbuster New$day expose.
  • They may not have gotten a win, but there are lessons the Islanders can take from Saturday night in Pittsburgh. [Isles Talk]
  • Isles raise the bar, create excitement. [Mirtle at Globe & Mail]
  • Barry Melrose likes the Islanders. His head is also caked in hair product so reader beware. []
  • A recap of the Sound Tigers' weekend. [BST]
  • Sound Tigers beat writer Michael Fornabaio brings some notes from the Islanders ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder.
  • And an overall prospect check-in from the Islanders official site.
  • The Islanders are hosting a kids' Try Hockey for Free Day on November 22nd.
  • PODCAST: Islanders folk hero and surprise hat trick scorer Mick Vukota stops by the Point Blank podcast.
  • Well, well, well. Would you look at that:

Beyond the Fishbowl

Jack Capuano talks after yesterday's practice and carries a big stick.