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No dice, Gio.
No dice, Gio.
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Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHHNewsdayNY PostNY Daily News | Islanders/NHL.com | M&G
  • It's "The Bailey" now. Get it right. [LHH's New Isles Virals]
  • Thomas Hickey is back on the IR, this time with a lower body injury, and will be sidelined for a month. [LHH]
  • NEW! Whoa...now even The Post is running an Islanders Notebook column? My god. What a world we live in.
  • Jack Capuano is innocent, I tells ya! He's not tryin' ta buck tha coach's challenge. Ya got nuthin! [LHH]
  • The Point Blank Podcast talks to Casey Cizikas about his line's chemistry.
  • CBS's Peter Schwartz comes around to the black third jerseys, as have many others. Includes sworn testimony that the original logo and blue/orange main uniforms aren't going anywhere.
  • With higher expectations comes tighter scrutiny. Despite their record, the Islanders can and should be playing better. [Point Blank]
  • Now, they're complaining about the elevators at Barclays Center, too. [Int'l Business Times]

Riveters Links

  • The Riveters are struggling a little out of the gate, while the Whale are moving along swimmingly. [Victory Press]
  • Bruce Bennett presents a photo gallery of a Riveters game day. [Getty Images]
  • Helene Elliott talks to two interesting folks: Jenny Scrivens, who continues on her hockey journey and Jiggs McDonald, who's still going strong at 77 (!). [News & Observer]

Beyond Brooklyn

  • The Ducks can't buy goals. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Evander Kane will miss more than a month with a knee injury. [NHL.com]
  • Meanwhile in Columbus, something very weird is going on with Ryan Johansen. And I don't mean John Tortorella. [Cannon]
  • On the Forecheck celebrates Mattias Ekholm's six-year contract extension with the most terrifying photo ever taken of the defenseman.
  • Winging It In Motown looks at the coach and GM compensation rules that the league hates so much.
  • Jordan Leopold on his life in and out of hockey. [Star Trib]

The Brooklyn hipster jokes are getting tired, but at least Sportsnet's Cabbie Richards brings props when he talks to John Tavares: