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Islanders News: Cat poop; Potvin on Barclays; Free agent follies

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Maybe some mountain air will be good for everyone.

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Not a good look.
Not a good look.
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Blech.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Daily NewsNY Post | Islanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Litter Box Cats
  • Miss the game? Let this gif tell you everything you need to know.
  • Hey, at least Ryan Strome was back in the line-up after cautiously sitting out Sunday's game. [Newsday]
  • Denis Potvin's second home will always be Uniondale, but Barclays is fine by him. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Written before last night: Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss have propelled the Islanders this year. [NYT] | And Henrik Lundqvist isn't the only lights-out goalie in town. [WSJ]
  • Dom was on the Point Blank Podcast specifically to jinx the Islanders.
  • A reminder to take nothing for granted in today's NHL, no matter how well the Islanders are playing. [Isles Talk]
  • The Stamkos and Byfuglien negotiations have obscured the Islanders' looming decision on Kyle Okposo. [Fox Sports]
  • Ross Johnston is going to miss time with the Sound Tigers because of an injury. But Kirill Petrov is inching his way back. [Soundin' Off]
  • Things are really rough right now for Michael Dal Colle. [Durham Region]
  • Sunday was Jewish Heritage Night at Barclays and a huge ice menorah was there. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Other links you won't read

  • Friedman's 30 Thoughts has some fascinating insight into on what goes into UFA negotiations.
  • Patrick Kane's point streak ended at 26 games last night [SCH]. There's a right way and a wrong way to talk about Kane's season, and USA Today writer Kevin Allen chose poorly. [PPP]
  • Last night was an important anniversary for hockey in New York City. [Newsday]
  • The Kings are back in their possession kingdom. [TSN.ca]
  • The life and prep time of Los Angeles organist Dieter Ruehle. [Puck Daddy]
  • Old unrestricted free agent compensation rules made for a lot of weird trades and very short time tenures. [Down Goes Brown]
  • MTV talks to Riveters defender and Jersey native Gabie Figueroa about life as a pioneer.