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Islanders News: Les Canadiens Letdown; Strome scores; Hamonic dreaming; Kesler Undercover

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A Saturday's worth of reading and watching.

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Totally legal.
Totally legal.
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Blech. One day, they'll get these guys.

But this is hilarious:

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | EOTP
  • Thomas Hickey is still skating, still out. [Newsday]
  • Your daily Barclays Center attendance update: players are fine, fans still iffy. [NY Times]
  • The Islanders' play in the Neutral Zone has gotten better since the start of the season. [garik]
  • Frans Nielsen is the greatest hockey ambassador Denmark could have. Somebody get him a sash and top hat. [NHLPA]
  • More from Nick Leddy's kidz clinic at Sunset Park. [Kings County Politics]
  • Ryan Strome scored his first AHL goal of the season, but the Sound Tigers lost to Rochester 3-2 in OT. [Soundin' Off]
  • Mitch Vande Sompel is healthy and playing well for Oshawa. [London Free Press]
  • Vine: a slick goal by Anthony Beauvillier in the Canada-Russia Super Series finale. Canada won 6-4.  [PPP's Scott Wheeler]
  • This video of four Islanders playing NHL 16 is also hilarious. [LHH]

The Hamonic Times-Union

The Rest

  • Handicapping the Cup contenders through advanced stats. This is not written by Dom's alter ego. [The Hockey News]
  • As we here know, life on the relocation line is a tough one for sparsely-attended hockey teams. Both Canes Country and Raw Charge discuss the incessant and irritating empty seat watches.
  • Joel Ward just can't stop getting locked out of places. [Russian Machine]
  • The always creative @MikeFAIL finally does the impossible and quantifies grades of hockey GRIT.
  • Fighting Jonathan Toews isn't a good idea. [SBN]
  • Video: Another year, another super talented rookie living with the Moulson family. [Sabres]
  • Video: Ryan Kesler goes undercover at a Ducks game in a disguise even Inspector Clouseau would see through. [SBN]