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Islanders News: Lubo signs in Bratislava, Tavares leads the crew, Bridgeport seeks more

So you're the other GLG-20s! The decoys.

Calgary was here.
Calgary was here.
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The Isles are back on the ice today and playing their next game tomorrow night for a visit from the Hurricanes. There's a lot to catch up on below, plus another episode of Islanders Anxiety to come.

Islanders Reads
  • Lubomir Visnovsky has signed back with his hometown club, Slovakia's Slovan Bratislava in the KHL, and discussed his on-going health issues (like the back that had him out many times last season). [ | LHH]
  • Lubo's old running mate Thomas Hickey's injury should force some decisions for the Isles. [THW]
  • With 21 straight PKs killed and a 90%+ power play efficiency, the Isles special teams are clicking. [Isles]
  • We saw that Monday, when the Flames headed to New York and got trounced. Twice. [M&G]
  • John Tavares knows Wright from wrong. [Isles]
  • He also knows a thing or two about working his ass off, which influences the rest of the team. (Bonus Frans Nielsen "underrated" reference.) [Sportsnet]
  • The Sound Tigers set a standard for zone time Sunday, now Brent Thompson wants them to repeat it all season long. [CT Post]
  • The Isles officially named Michael Picker president of the Sound Tigers. [Sound Tigers | Soundin' Off]
  • Further down the pipeline, Michael Dal Colle and his defending champ Oshawa Generals are struggling. [Durham Region]
  • The rest of the pipeline in the Isles prospect report. [Isles]
  • And formerly in the pipeline: Kevin Poulin is with the Syracuse Crunch and hoping to, you know, maybe actually get in a game. [Syracuse]
  • On yesterday, 42 years ago: Arbour and Potvin. [Islanders Insight]
  • These are where the Isles pro shops are, if you need an Isles pro shop. [Isles]
Beyond the Orange and Blue
  • The night in awesome goalie gifs/things: Devan Dubnyk sticks to his post through Connor McDavid's moves, while Chad Johnson goes yard sale to save the game in OT -- leading to the winner for Buffalo the other way. [SB Nation]
  • The weekly must-read 30 Thoughts, with interesting bit on ex-Isle/Sound Tiger Justin Johnson's AHL contract. [Sportsnet]
  • So maybe Ryan Getzlaf is struggling because he was about to lose his appendix. [NHL]
  • Martin Hanzal is key to the Coyotes, if maybe you didn't notice. [ESPN - LeBrun]
  • Incredibly though, the Coyotes could get a new Arizona. [ESPN]
  • Martin Havlat and Dainius Zubrus live! Kind of. They are on pro tryouts for the injury-ravaged Blues. [Blues]
  • Maybe Dougie Hamilton was mad the Bruins wouldn't acquire his brother, like Calgary did. [Puck Daddy]
  • Brooklyn Hockey: Notre Dame vs. UConn and Army vs. Bentley. [Barclays]
  • Bob Miller knew that sounded wrong as soon as "eight inches of his shaft in his hand" came out of his mouth. [Puck Daddy]
Not Hockey, But Ghostbusters

The sordid story of the man who played, or posed as, Vigo The Carpathian. [Deadspin]