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Islanders News: Mr. Plow. That's my name. That name again is Mr. Plow.

Starting the post-All Star Game/Post-Okposo injury period off on the right foot.

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Behind you.
Behind you.
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Islanders links

  • Recaps of a re-connecting: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Daily News | | Islanders
  • All dat fancy stats stuff shows the Islanders didn't quite dominate possession, but sometimes that's okay. [LHH]
  • Larry Brooks gives the Islanders their due (and lambastes the Rangers performance), but this quote from Mats Zuccarello is one I found very interesting: "Playing against them is hard because it almost seems like they have no structure the way they attack, so we run around and give them too many chances." Jack Capuano: Sensei of Drunken Master Hockey?
  • Nice return to the ice for Mikhail Grabovski. [Newsday | NEW!NY Post]
  • Last night was the first chance for Islanders fans to thank Dan Boyle for all of his contributions to the team. [Leboff's appreciation]
  • In the words of late district attorney Harvey Dent, you either die the hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Or something. [Newsday]
  • Losing Kyle Okposo for several weeks hurts the Islanders, but not as much as it might appear. Garik counts the beans.
  • I think this says the same thing en francias, but I have no idea. []
  • Does Okposo's injury change Garth Snow's trade deadline plans? Maybe, but probably not. [The Hockey Writers]
  • John Tavares shares some insight into what keeps the Islanders humming this year, a stark difference from last season. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Ryan Lambert says there's no sign of the Islanders slowing down. [Puck Daddy]
  • The "Yes!" chant as fitting metaphor for the Islanders. [Point Blank]
  • Aaron Ness is hoping to see more of Long Island soon. [Utica Observer-Dispatch]
  • The Islanders' home loss to the Canadiens was enjoyable for a few puck-makers flown into New York from Quebec by Budweiser. [Marketing Magazine]

Where the streets have no snow

  • The surprising retirement announcement everyone is talking about: former Florida Panther Radek Dvorak says goodbye. [Kukla's Korner]
  • Oh, and Martin Brodeur also will retire and take a job with the Blues. That, too. The official announcement is Thursday somewhere other than Newark, which is preposterous. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • We have a trade to announce. Because Steve Downie isn't enough, the Penguins decided to up their idiot quotient by acquiring "gritty" Max Lapierre from the Blues for Marcel Goc. [Pensburgh]
  • Waived rich person Mike Richards went unclaimed and will report to AHL Manchester. [LA Times]
  • Why Richards contract is such an issue and other notes (including two Islanders-related) in Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts.
  • Unwaived rich person Alex Semin continues to not play for the Hurricanes. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sidney Crosby is now "The Boy Who Cried Injury" apparently. [Tribune]
  • Is Milwaukee the new Seattle? []
  • The Oilers and Erie Otters are tied up in a legal wrangle that involves moving teams and new arenas. This will probably get even juicier. [Globe and Mail]
  • "Chef" Bruno Gervais, still truckin' in the AHL. [Trentonian]