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Islanders News: Pulock possible; Strome stalwart; Anders ascending; Sound Tigers snap skid

Will Pulock be pulling in?

Comin' in hot?
Comin' in hot?
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Islanders links

  • 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. []
  • 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. []
  • 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 |]

Other stuff

  • 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.