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Islanders News: Now for revenge, on better ice

Sweet home, now off to Chicago.

Didn't someone sell that bridge or something to someone?
Didn't someone sell that bridge or something to someone?
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No rest for the weary! After a season-opening overtime loss to the Blackhawks Friday night in Brooklyn -- with two goals by a guy who should maybe be in jail! But maybe not. We don't know, so it's awkward -- it's off to Chicago for the rematch tonight.

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Islanders Reads

I mean, there was a lot about Brooklyn and the new digs:

But there was also a game, a pretty decent one, completed by the Isles' first -- and crazy -- 3-on-3 overtime:

Anyway, apart from the game...

Beyond Our Cold, Sad Existence
  • Mike Richards and the Kings come to a convenient agreement. But at least Richards will be on the cap in some form until...2031? [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of: "At times I think I will never recover from it. It is difficult to trust anyone right now..." That's Dean Lombardi on Richards, not the other way around. [LA Times]
  • More Mikes: Commodore hates Babcock, isn't afraid to say so nor involve truck. [SB Nation]
  • The Sabres are already screwed with Robin Lehner's injury. [Die By The Blade]
  • The Avs are already...well here's more about their third jersey. [Sports Logos]
  • The Devils have a Greene captain, nyuk nyuk. [In Lou We Once Trusted]
  • The NWHL is underway, breaking ground for women's hockey. [Sports on Earth]
  • Old friend Colin McDonald is an AHL captain again. [BSH]
  • Old pal Trevor Gillies is ready to mentor. [WCIV]
  • Brutal: The Wiz has a torn ACL. [Canes Country]