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Islanders Gameday News: Brooklyn marketing plan, prospects in AHL and Frozen Four

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Small but crafty, the Gopher.
Small but crafty, the Gopher.
Bruce Bennett

The Islanders return to action tonight for what promises to be a truly memorable, epic battle for 15th place in the conference. Some reads before we get there:

  • Do defensive defensemen exist? [Hockey Visualized]
  • The best and worst defensemen by possession, and by deployment. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Coveted UMass-Lowell defenseman Christian Folin is now a #currentwild.
  • Why is Randy Carlyle, Proven Cup Winner, turning into Randy Carlyle, failed Leafs coach? [Globe and Mail]
  • Ron Wilson doesn't know, but he recognizes the stare. [ESPN]
  • This could be a hint though. [mc79hockey]
  • Adrian Dater rants about people who rant about shootouts. [Denver Post]
  • Do David Poile and Barry Trotz deserve a 16th season in Nashville? [On the Forecheck]
  • Ted Nolan loses ... the interim tag. Three-year extension finally signed. [NHL]
  • On anonymity and media/blogger criticism. [Toronto Sports Media]
  • When Blake Wheeler cheats, he really cheats! (Aside: That let the Jets go up 4-0. They lost, 5-4.)
  • Marty Brodeur got yanked again last night, but it's okay because he's the best in the world. [Post]
  • He Who Shall Not Be Named, Brooks Orpik, and the idiocy of retribution. [Puck Daddy]
  • Paul Bissonnette on Milbury. [Kuklas]
  • Cool: Brothers faced off in the NCAA regional of Minnesota vs. St. Cloud. [THN]

Here's Matt Moulson scoring a big goal last night after Jarret Stoll tried to sit on him in the corner. Those are the most satisfying kinds of goals: