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Islanders News: Lousy Loss to Leafs Leaves Islanders Lovers Low

But Ho-Sang is Happy.

Portrait of a goalie on the ass end of a bad night.
Portrait of a goalie on the ass end of a bad night.
Bruce Bennett

I don't understand. I've been trying to figure it out and I can't. How could something that was perfectly fine not long ago be so radically different now? I'm confused and fascinated and I'm not sure how exactly I should handle what's going on with Renee Zellweger. Good thing I have the Islanders.


Islanders News:

  • Recaps: LHH | New$day | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders |
  • Dom grades the Islanders' Battle Level (spoiler: Passengers ahoy)
  • Eric Hornick's Skinny sifts through the rubble.
  • If you haven't seen Thomas Hickey's face injury from last night, I recommend you wait until after breakfast before you do. [SB Nation]
  • Johnny Boychuk is making a home on Long Island. [New$day]
  • Pain means nothing to Travis Hamonic. [NY Post]
  • This got some play yesterday: Leafs forward Nazim Kadri compares himself to his old rival John Tavares. Before we bury Kadri, who's a nice enough player, let's appreciate his self-confidence. But he's got a lot of work ahead of him. [Toronto Star | Sportsnet]
  • The Star also talks with ex-Leaf Nikolay Kulemin before the game and explains (kind of) why the Leafs spelled his name wrong for, like, ten years.
  • Tavares leads Islanders resurgence, prior to last night's regression. Let's hope they can resume the resurgence rapidly. [Toronto Sun]
  • Islanders try for memorable final season at Coliseum. Games like last night's don't help. [Yahoo]
  • IslesBlog podcast hosts Post beatwriter Brett Crygalis.
  • After much consternation and proverbial shitting, Joshua Ho-Sang has secured an invite to Team Canada's World Junior tryout camp [The Hockey]
  • Anders Lee is putting his Bridgeport time to good use. [Hockey Buzz]
  • The long and short of Sound Tiger C.J. Stretch. [Soundin' Off]
  • Reminder: The Islanders press conference for Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin is today at 3 pm.


  • Nathan Horton's injuries might cost him his career, which would be sad for both him and the Blue Jackets. []
  • Dean Lombardi speaks about Slava Voynov's arrest and suspension [Puck Daddy]. | And survey says the NHL did the right thing in suspending him indefinitely. [ESPN]
  • How junior teams scout players from Victor Carneiro, an executive with the very progressive Sault St. Marie Greyhounds. [Hockey in Society]
  • A very in-depth examination and defense of PDO. [Puckology]
  • The Bruins should offset the loss of Johnny Boychuk and help the Oilers by trading them a bunch of spare parts and salary cap sponges for Jordan Eberle. Sure. [CSNNE]
  • Jeremy Roenick might be a goofy TV loudmouth now, but he was a great player in his day and, unfortunately, had a number of concussions that are still affecting his life today. [Business Insider]
  • This Christmas, treat yourself or a loved one to an adult-sized NHL onesie (with hood). Sorry, no Islanders models are available yet. [The Score]