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New York Islanders trade rumors and NHL news: Teams kick tires on Thomas Vanek

Hello, how much for the Austrian? No not that one, the other one.

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Make 'em teammates, go on.
Make 'em teammates, go on.
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One more day until the Islanders schedule picks back up, though there is a four-game slate in the NHL tonight and 24 hours of rumors, surely.

Islanders Reads
  • John Tavares talks further about his injury, and about the Olympic experience, out of respect for Sidney Crosby. [Newsday] [lots more via AP] [NHL] [Post]
  • Bob McKenzie on TSN's "Insider Trading" claims six teams have inquired about Thomas Vanek, with one "serious" offer rejected, while seven have inquired about Andrew MacDonald. [TSN video]
  • Podcast: I was on the Break The Ice podcast last night to talk Isles and Metro and the deadline. [Break the Ice]
  • Advanced Stats All-Stars: Featuring Brock Nelson.
  • The Hawks are going to try ex-Isle Peter Regin with Patrick Kane. [NHL]
  • A little more on tomorrow night's two-hour "NHL Revealed," which will have Tavares injury reactions from both shores. [Newsday] [NHL]
  • Joey Martin from Stockton is among Bridgeport's reinforcement with its top line called up. [Soundin' Off]
  • Now here you go: Eric Cairns 1999-2000 jersey. [3rd String Goalie]
  • The Sabres rode Ryan Miller last night to a win last night with Matt Moulson back in the lineup. Now they prep to trade both of them. [SB Nation]
  • The Rangers continue to play poker with free agents Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan, with Darren Dreger offering a "99 percent guarantee" or your money back. [Post]
  • From last week: NHL owners on the Olympics, with Jacobs weirdly being the most favorable. [NY Times]
  • Canada's performance was all kinds of dominant. [Sportsnet]
  • Vincent Lecavalier is all kinds of not. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • As for 2018, would you project Travis Hamonic for Canada? [TSN]
  • Does the Olympics historically affect returning players' seasons? Probably nah. [Deadspin] Alternatively: Or maybe kind of. [Times]
  • In awe of Nathan MacKinnon [Sporting News]
  • Latvia's Kristers Gudlevskis may get his chance. [Sporting News] His story is pretty cool. [Globe & Mail]
  • Speaking of goalies, the Ducks have so many it's not fair. [SB Nation]
  • The Blue Jackets have been vocal about not getting what they want out of Marian Gaborik, but he is eager to get back in the lineup from his broken collarbone. [NHL]
  • Great story on all the people who helped Nashville broadcaster Pete Weber during his heart attack. [Predators]