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[Bits] Kabanov off their rocker, Coyote cage, Brodeur Boys and other off-season tales

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Islanders stuff

  • Dom examined what makes a modern NHL defense and whether the Islanders might have one.
  • Garik thinks the Islanders (and other teams) played the Kirill Kabanov situation (and similar ones) wrong. [Islander Analytics]
  • Audio: LIB Magazine's Matt Saidman talks about his observations of Islanders prospect camp with Isles Blog.

All Over The Place

  • Tyler Ennis chooses to stay in Buffalo for a while. [Yahoo]
  • True story: the Winnipeg Jets do have a general manager. He's more than just a myth. [Puck Daddy]
  • Paul Stasny's new on contract and why the Avalanche didn't want to pay it. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Beware: Biznasty is on the loose and looking for work. Say what you want, but the man has a legion of fans. [Fox Sports]
  • In other Ex-Coyotes new, Mike Ribeiro holds no grudges [Fox Sports] and is ready to start again (again) in Nashville. [Tennessean]
  • Last one: Is Arizona wunderkind Oliver Ekman-Larsson getting worse? [Five for Howling]
  • Michael Del Zotto wants to prove his critics wrong. So laugh it up, fuzzballs. [Sportsnet]
  • A quiet off-season for the Leafs means they're on their own if they want to improve on last season. [James Mirtle]
  • Brodeur Family Portrait! The sons of Marty are looking for their NHL shots [The Score] while dad walks around with his jersey on hoping someone will ask him to play a pick-up game "for old time's sake." [Puck Daddy]
  • Capitol District Islander has the low-down on AHL realignments past, present and, possibly, future.
  • Even you can understand underlying metrics. Yes, YOU! [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Mike Danton is now a wandering hockey villain, according to Sports Illustrated.
  • Report: Model Organization Continues to Bleed Taxpayers to Fund Millionaires Playground. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Down Goes Brown on the best and worst free agent signings of the last 10 years.
  • What if NHL players, like LeBron James, "went home?" Well, since only Canadian teams matter, here's what they would look like. [BarDown]

Brock Nelson and Brent Thompson stop by Ice Works to teach the kids the importance of MEETINGS.