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They talk of days for which they sit and wait. All will be revealed

Good answer, good answer!
Good answer, good answer!
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Islanders links

  • The team's regular season schedule for 2014-15 was released yesterday and is posted here. A run down of the biggest games of the NHL schedule is over at the SBN mothership.
  • And for the most precise and complete details of the Islanders' schedule, we check in with Eric Hornick's Skinny.
  • Arthur Staple sets the table for draft week and it looks like the phone lines to Garth Snow's office are wide open for trade partners. It also puts to rest any Griffin Reinhart trade rumors. Sorry, Edmonton sports writers. [New$day]
  • redrafts the 2009 Entry Draft and, guess what, John Tavares is still the big cheese.
  • Capitol District Islander with a reminder that it takes two to make a trade.

Other links

  • The Hockey Night in Canada (presented by Rogers) broadcast schedule was also released.
  • To be announced Monday is the upcoming class of inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano might have a shot. []
  • Tampa Bay goalie Anders Lindback will be an unrestricted free agent after the Lightning declined to qualify him. His performance last season was...not good. [Tampa Tribune]
  • A Blue Jackets fan is upset about Marian Gaborik and a New York Rangers fan is upset about the Blue Jackets in a very odd letters page from the Columbus Dispatch.
  • Harrison Mooney goes further in-depth than anyone ever has with the classic 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme hockey movie Sudden Death. If you haven't ever watched it entirely, get thee to Netflix (or wherever). I am proud to say I saw that blockbuster in the theater when it came out.

You think you know tanking, son? The Pittsburgh Penguins invented tanking. Michael Farber plays MythBuster and gets to the heart of a hockey conspiracy for the ages.