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Islanders Gameday News: Holiday with the Devil

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The Islanders are in Newark for some matinee hockey today. Here's some pre-pre-reading before the preview and what-not. Leave your FIG picks here and get 'em in by 1 p.m. EDT.

Islanders Reads
  • In time for today's spooky holiday, Dan serves up terrifying hockey tales. [LHH]
  • Mike delivers our first LHH NHL power rankings of the season. The Isles are up there, albeit through some poor 5-on-5 play. [LHH]
  • The Isles didn't want to dwell on Thursday. [Newsday]
  • Maybe they should trying being LESS STUPID. [Post]
  • There somehow appears to be doubt about this, but Mikhail Grabovski is worth his contract. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Mike Bossy did a Twitter Q&A with fans, and his wonderful goalscorer's arrogance is alive and well regarding all the goalies he humbled. He also is a fan of Barclays. [Isles]
  • A thorough illustration and testimonial to all of the obstructed sections in Barclays Center, and the often bizarre handling of them by management. [Yahoo]
  • Michael Dal Colle finally scored again as Oshawa beat Sudbury in overtime. [Durham Region]
  • Eamon McAdam made 35 saves, but Penn State lost to St. Lawrence. [Onward State]
  • Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the NBA New York New Jersey Brooklyn Nets, is set to buy controlling interest of the redeveloped Nassau Coliseum from Bruce Ratner. [LHH | Nets Daily | SNY]
  • This week in Isles history: The first of many sweet, sweet wins over the Rangers. [Along the Boards]
  • Here are perhaps the most impressive people in hockey under age 41. [E$PN]
Beyond Devildome
  • Dr. StrangeGlove(side), Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Cats - Litter Box Cats
  • With Nicklas Backstrom back and quite healthy, are the Caps better when he and Alex Ovechkin are on separate lines? [Willis at B/R]
  • Glen Slather's final act as GM was to do his former team a favor -- and keep the Hayes boys apart. [C&B]
  • Max Domi has diabetes, and this awesome service dog helps him deal with it. [AZ Central]
  • As you know, Mike Babcock has many faces, and here are two of them after his challenge was rejected due to phantom interference reasons. [SB Nation]