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Islanders News: Black is the new Black; Tavares diagnosed; Magic McDavid injured

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Gritty!

A bearded man in black.
A bearded man in black.
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Islanders linkage

  • Recaps: LHHNewsday |  NY PostDaily News | NHL.comIslanders | AATJNYI Skinny
  • Good news, I guess. John Tavares has the flu. We'll see if he plays in Montreal on Thursday. [Newsday | NY Post]
  • We can close the menu on that whole, "who pays to feed the media at Barclays Center" thing you already forgot about. [LHH]
  • New for the Barclays Gripe File: Scott Burnside sees a "disaster." Or is it just a scorching hot take? | Everything about the arena is good so expect the Islanders to move in five years. Sure. [Stadium Journey]
  • A check-in with the affiliates from The Bridgeport Report. And a quick notes column from Soundin' Off.
  • Hockey's Future on the team's still prospering prospect pool.
  • Michael Dal Colle's injury "isn't too severe" as "elite" Mitchel Vande Sompel returns from the shelf. [Oshawa Express]
  • Eamon McAdam is just one of Penn State's outstanding goalies. [Centre Daily Times]
  • REMINDER: Puck Talks Live, November 17, at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Great line-up talking Islanders. Clark Gillies, Justin Bourne, Art Staple, Brian Compton and even me! Get your tickets here.
  • Oh, right. This too.

Beyond the Black Hole

  • Connor McDavid left the Oilers game with a shoulder injury and was placed on long-term injured reserve immediately afterwards by the Oilers. It's bad. [SBN]
  • Oh man. Chris Kelly's leg isn't meant to bend that way. This is your warning. [SBN]
  • Meanwhile, Steven Stamkos went Full Downie. Never go full Downie. [SBN]
  • It's a homecoming year for Jersey guy Kyle Palmieri. [Fire & Ice]
  • This just in: Braden Holtby is good and getting better. [Japers]
  • Jakub Voracek hasn't scored yet this season and Broad Street Hockey has some  (occasionally serious) explanations.
  • Smart dude Ryan Batty of Copper & Blue talks to smart guy Lowetide about their Oilers. [C&B]
  • Islanders special advisor George McPhee thinks Jack Eichel and McDavid can be the NHL's Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. I look forward to their eventual Atari 5200 game. [NHL.com]
  • Sportsnet on those two plus Max Domi. Dang these kids today.
  • This week, Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts are about coach's challenges and players that nobody wants.
  • Patrick Kane's accuser is no longer cooperating with the case, per a report. [SBN] | The Committed Indian on the sadly inevitable non-resolution to a sad, sick episode.
  • There will be no supplemental discipline for Dustin Byfuglien because reasons. [DOPS]
  • Mathew Barzal's Seattle Thunderbirds will honor the Stanley Cup champion Seattle Millionaires Mariners Macklemores Metropolitans with some sweet throwback jerseys. [T-Birds]
  • Fan sells her fandom for charity. No word on the going rate for Islanders support. [Lighting Shout]

Hey they're 1-0 in the new jerseys. Celebrate while we can.