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- Brian Strait and Matt Donovan give the Islanders options on defense (Dan note: Strait? er... I guess.), as does Ryan Pulock if Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky can't go on Tuesday. [Newsday... and more on Pulock below.]
- A special Skinny from Eric Hornick focuses on the Islanders' November to Remember*.
- garik uses the "D" word to describe Anders Lee. That word is "dominant." And not "doltish," "despondent" or "distasteful." [Islander Analytics]
- The Islanders lead the league in Bang Per Buck, according to Pensburgh.
- The Hockey News marvels at Ryan Strome's defensive prowess.
- Puck Drunk Love says Jaroslav Halak should be the NHL's Goalie of the Month for November. No argument from this corner.
- Consistent conquests creates confidence for Islanders. [NHL.com]
- Casey Cizikas and the Islanders fourth line put in some hard work on Saturday night. [Newsday]
- Bridgeport finally snapped its six game winless streak with a 3-0 win over Providence on Sunday. [BST | Soundin' Off]
- In a post-game blog, Michael Fornabaio talks about a relieved Sound Tigers team and the scratching of Ryan Pulock (no news, wait and see).
- Michael Dal Colle had two goals in Oshawa's 5-3 win over Barrie on Sunday. [NHL.com]
- Minnesota State-Mankato goalie Stephon Williams is on a roll. [Alaska Dispatch News]
- A few more Denis Potvin stories from Saturday. His message to the current Islanders: forget the old days and make your own history. [NY Post | NHL.com]
- Former Panthers owner starts a company that might revolutionize hockey stats. Again. [Boston Globe]
- Even "good hockey markets" struggle with attendance when a team loses. [Spector's Hockey]
- Tampa teams like to use local homeless people as free labor. That sounds... not good. [SB Nation]
*-All rights reserved, Lexus motor company.
I was going to post this for Sunday, but Keith's Mike Bossy Vine was better. Here's an Islanders-Devils game from 1993 that gets a little testy at the end.