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Islanders News: Petrov possibilities; Sound Tigers cuts; Bickell in a pickle

Batten down your hatches.

Hey, stop crowdin' me, man.
Hey, stop crowdin' me, man.
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Islanders clicks

  • Get a listen of our new (and, we hope, continuing) podcast, Islanders Anxiety. Spend 45 minutes fretting with me and Leboff.
  • Kirill Petrov is making it hard for the Islanders to send him to Bridgeport. But if he stays, where does he play? [Newsday]
  • Goal Horn Gate thoughts: The many tricky facets of the move to Brooklyn [IPB] | What does the flip-flop say about the fans? [Flatbush Files]
  • Several players have been cut by the Sound Tigers and will return to the Missouri Mavericks, including Andrew Johnston and John Schiavo. [Soundin' Off]
  • You can help the Islanders in the fight against cancer in a few different ways this season. [Islanders]

Other clicks

  • The Blackhawks are up to something. They reassigned promising ex-Blue Jacket Marko Dano to the AHL and waived expensive anchor Bryan Bickell. Who knows who's where by the end of the weekend. [SCH]
  • Also waived was Rangers defenseman Raphael Diaz, who has to stick with someone one of these days. Or maybe he can be Hickey insurance?  [BSB]
  • Stats Corner: Garik looks at the neutral zone and its effect on score effects at Hockey Graphs. | Jen LC on the basics of offensive zone entries.
  • Darren Dreger has his pulse on where the league's expansion plans are going and it seems like that place is through Jeremy Jacobs' office. []

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