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Islanders Gameday News: A Bridgeport Not Too Far; Strome Stress; Barroway's Back!

No time to wallow after shootout bummer.

Stare at this picture and blink and it will look like you're watching a replay.
Stare at this picture and blink and it will look like you're watching a replay.
Bruce Bennett

Going to Connecticut for the game tonight? Sorry, suckers.

Islanders news

  • Recaps of the Shootout At The No TV Corral: LHH | IPB | In Lou We Trust on the rarest of rare events - a Devils shootout victory.
  • Ryan Strome's active game on Thursday switches the spotlight to a less impactful Josh Bailey [NY Post]
  • The Islanders are leaning on Jaroslav Halak this year. [NY Post]
  • Also by Brett Cyrgalis in The Post, Garth Snow knows to get people to stop shitting on him and the Islanders - win some damn games.
  • Snow tells Arthur Staple that he's focused on the team and not the new owners. [New$day]
  • On a conference call for the NHL season, Neil Best of Newsday asks Doc Emrick, Ed Olcyzk and Pierre McGuire about the final games at Nassau Coliseum. Their non-answers are absolutely riveting.
  • Hamptons institution Dan's Papers looks at the Islanders' move to Brooklyn like a man who has just awoken from a three-year long slumber.
  • Michael Willhoft at Islanders Insight examines the Ryan Strome Situation.
  • And garik expands on his previous Strome analytics excavation. [Islanders Analytics]
  • Kyle Okposo is the cover boy and feature story in this month's USA Hockey magazine.
  • So what was the deal with the NHL Network broadcast of Tuesday's Islanders-Bruins game that never actually happened? Blame Dolan. (I normally do, in any situation) [NY Isles Blog]
  • Still more on the Oshawa Generals retiring John Tavares' number. It's kind of a big deal. [Durham Region]
  • If you're going to be taking in any Sound Tigers games this year, here's their schedule of promotions. [Sound Tigers]
  • Future Roommate Update: Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is "listening to offers" for the team and could sell to the owners of the Dodgers in a mega-super-ultra-Voltron of a deal. Ironically, this could also affect the new renovations on Nassau Coliseum. [Nets Daily, ESPN and Point Blank]
  • A pair of Long Island links: Youth players are also serving Wantagh-Seaford community (hey, that's my old hood) [Long Island Herald]. And the tragic story of Tom Cutinella, a high school football player who died of injuries sustained in a game. [New$day]

Over There

  • In a confluence of running NHL gags, the Arizona Coyotes might have yet another new owner very soon. His name: Andrew Barroway. The very same Andrew Barroway that's currently suing Charles Wang after his deal to buy the Islanders fell through. Even I couldn't make this stuff up. [Brooksie was the first to break the news]
  • And Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos isn't in a rush to sell the team, but the Islanders sale really got his gears turning. [News & Observer]
  • Big news, everyone: The Ottawa Senators actually spent money! They signed Cherry Hill, NJ native Bobby Ryan to a 7-year, $50 million contract [SBN]. Silver Seven says the deal is a big welcome sign for the franchise.
  • Not content with just the Ryan signing, the Senators also named Erik Karlsson captain, which is an electric move for the normally stodgy Sens. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • It will be very difficult for the Avalanche to repeat their division championship season of a year ago. []
  • Kris Letang is concerned but undaunted about playing again after his stroke. [Yahoo!]
  • Get caught up on all your Eastern Conference injuries. [The Sporting News]
  • The Flyers and their parent company seriously botched this whole Ice Girls-Ice Guys-Back to Ice Girls transition. [Puck Daddy]
  • Eyes on the Prize diagrams a swarm gone south.
  • US Olympian Hilary Knight will practice with the Anaheim Ducks today. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Derek Zona of Copper n' Blue talks about his favorite bad Oilers team and how they were a big middle finger to the team's media throng.
  • Credit Where It's Due Department: Katie Strang's profile on the recovery and redemption of Theo Fleury is really excellent. Be sure to make the time to check it out today.