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Islanders Gameday News: Hickey looming; Silly shootout; Penguins Blue with Anger

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The Islanders tie up their Sunshine State Thanksgiving with a game against the Lightning tonight at 7 pm. FIG picks can be left here.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH with special appearance by one Strombone1 | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny
  • Tonight may also see the return of the sorely missed Thomas Hickey. [Newsday]
  • A former Coliseum usher shares his feelings of thanks for the Islanders, the memories and their continued existence in New York. [Insight]
  • Recently conditioned J-F Berube is now possibly week-to-week with a mystery injury. [Soundin' Off]
  • The Islanders (still) have a bunch of good prospects waiting in the wings. [Hockey's Future]
  • Read this: Japan national Yuri Terao has attended a couple of Islanders camps and team helped him get a contract with the Waterloo Blackhawks. [WCF Courier]

Saturday reads

  • Things got ugly in the Blue Jackets-Penguins game, culminating in Brandon Dubinsky attempting to behead Sidney Crosby. Dubinsky has a hearing today with DOPS. [SBN]
  • Things are always ugly when Brad Marchand is involved. After Matt Belesky broke a couple of Derek Stepan's ribs [SCOC], Marchand went after Henrik Lundqvist's head and pride. Snarky! [SBN]
  • BAH GAWD, KING! THAT'S CONNOR MCDAVID'S MUSIC! [NHL.com]
  • Road trips are getting a little crazy for Western Conference teams. [NHL.com Super 16]
  • The Predators are Good, But Not That Good, a multi-year series from On The Forecheck.
  • Think Calgary's Kris Russell would make sense in a Travis Hamonic trade? Think again. [Sportsnet]
  • Digging deep - really, really deep - into NHL franchise values. [TSS]
  • Sorta huge news: tomorrow's Riveters-Pride game will stream live over ESPN3, as the league and network announce a new partnership. [Puck Daddy]
  • Arizona could be building another arena for the Coyotes soon. [Sportsnet]
  • Quick! Who are the only Islanders to not wear visors? They're the members of a dying breed. [Sportsnet]
  • Dual Citizen NCAA prospect Jake Walman is a man without a country (or a national team to play for). [TSN.ca]