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Islanders Gameday News: Hab yourself a merry little Christmas; Halak-ukkah; Baby, it's shootout side

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Too many podcasts! You're making my ears hurt.
Too many podcasts! You're making my ears hurt.
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FIG picks for tonight's tilt against Les Canadiens can be left here. Merci.

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Around le mond du hockey

  • Not sure what, or even if, John Scott was thinking hitting Tim Jackman in the face with the butt end of his stick like it was the hilt of a sword. Dumb. [Eye on Hockey]
  • The newest mumps case is the Rangers' Lee Stempniak. [USA Today]
  • Japers Rink goes behind the scenes with EPIX on the Road to the Winter Classic.
  • After over a year on the job, the gap between Steve Tambellini and Craig MacTavish gets smaller and smaller. [Lowetide]
  • The son of former Islander Bill Berg is suing the CHL for unfair labor practices. [NY Times]
  • SB Nation College Hockey checks in on the World Juniors.
  • Eric Morris looks at transaction trees for NHL teams. The Islanders one is refreshingly boring yet divine. [Undisclosed Injury]

It's David Leggio versus Ryan Pulock in a hilarious Sound Tigers cookie decorating battle. Fight!