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Islanders Gameday News: Pedan peddled; Cappy closing in; Shootout specialists

Keep the Red out.

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This is my librarian look
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FIG picks for tonight's home-at-home opener versus the Captials can be left here. Will it happen before the game's 65th minute?

Islanders news

  • Tonight is Jack Capuano's 299th game behind the Islanders bench, which is about 289 more than most of us thought he'd have back in 2010. [Newsday]
  • And Eric Hornick has a mini-Skinny on Cappy.
  • Brett Crygalis talks to Garth Snow about the secrets behind the team's start. [NY Post]
  • You know you're big time when the Wall Street Journal writes about you.
  • Yeah, so 5-0 in shootouts is pretty good. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's "Ya-Ro!" Not "Jar-O!" Come on, people. If you're gonna chant the man's name, at least pronounce it correctly. [Islanders]
  • Nick Leddy is one of TSN's first quarter analytics All Stars.
  • The Islanders are a hot ticket, which means higher prices on the secondary market. [CBS NY]
  • In another episode of Last Call in Nassau, I take in a game with a polite and reasonable Penguins fan friend. Yes, they exist.
  • For the up-and-down Capitals, the Islanders pose a big test. [Washington Post]
  • Howie Rose stops by the Point Blank podcast and has some (more) words for Nassau County.
  • Isles Talk on defying expectations.
  • And Islanders Insight grades the team's first quarter. Mr. Blutarski: zero point zero.
  • Brian Berard has been where Jack Johnson is - a pro athlete whose money is elsewhere. [ESPN]

Kid's Table

  • The Islanders acquired forward Alex Mallet and a 2016 third rounder from the Canucks for defenseman Andrey Pedan. [LHH]
  • Bridgeport recalled Kent Simpson with David Leggio a little banged up. [Soundin' Off]
  • Michael Dal Colle's Generals haven't lost in over a month. [Oshawa Express]
  • More prospect notes from the Islanders official site.

Around the League

  • Martin Hanzal plays for the Coyotes, scores overtime game-winner against the Coyotes. [SB Nation]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts and a typically thoughtful look back at both Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov.
  • The Prince Albert Raiders have dumped that ridiculously offensive mascot. [Leader Post]
  • Look out behind you! Donald Brashear is playing again, this time with Modo in Sweden. [Edmonton Sun]
  • The incomparable Roberto Luongo talks candidly about Milbury, Keenan, poker and his bare ass with Josh Cooper of Puck Daddy.

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