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Islanders Gameday News: Road trippin' in the Mile High City; Super Boychuk Bros; Law & Owners reunion

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Don't you know who I am? It's pronounced "wah" you idiot.
Don't you know who I am? It's pronounced "wah" you idiot.
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First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game against Les Avalanche can be filed here. Game time is 9 pm New York time, so you have a few extra hours to pick Brock Nelson.

Islanders news

  • The next few games away from home will be a big test for the Islanders. []
  • They head west facing many questions. [IslesTalk]
  • Dom discussed the decline of fighters in the NHL and what that could mean for the Islanders' much-maligned fourth line. [LHH]
  • We have not forgotten about Matt Donovan, who is keeping his chin up despite many healthy scratchings. [IPB]
  • Johnny Boychuk's brothers are named Sam and Dave and they seem like a lively good time, much like the musical act they're (most likely not) named after. [Eyes on Isles]
  • The Winnipeg Free Press does the "last year at the Coliseum" thing.
  • Former Islander Miro Satan is a very important figure in the history of Slovakian hockey. [Hockey in Society]
  • Crooked ex-Islanders owner faces 20 years in prison for fraud. No, not him. The other one. [Newsday]
  • Rest in Piece and condolences to the family of expansion Islander Germain Gagnon. [NYI Skinny]

Other team stuff

  • Gordie Howe suffered a "serious stroke" and is resting at home in Texas. Needless to say, the entire sports world is pulling for "Mr. Hockey." [SB Nation]
  • The Rangers will see less of Moore for the next five games. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Bruins are down another defenseman with Torey Krug out 2-3 weeks with a broken finger. [SCOC]
  • Wait. Other teams underutilize their good players too? Crazy. [Eyes on the Prize on Lars Eller]
  • The Buffalo Sabres are a very bad hockey team. Very, very bad [Globe and Mail]. They have to be that bad if it means snagging one of the draft's big fish. [Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile, Strome the Younger is storming the draft charts. [The Hockey News]
  • Is a fast start everything or just the only thing? [CBS Sports]
  • Dallas GM Jim Nill could have made a bunch of trades last season but didn't. Good (non) moves. [Yahoo]
  • The battle of the Blackhawks back-ups is journeyman vs incumbent. [ESPN]
  • WHL team hires stats blogger, world does not end. [Star Phoenix]

The Johns talk about The Trip.