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Islanders Gameday News: AL patch, Danish gods, confidence and power

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Stamkos for somewhere, a horse for the Hart.

On the road again for time trials.
On the road again for time trials.
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The Islanders take their show out West for a two-game engagement, beginning tonight in Colorado. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for that one here.

Islanders Reads
  • I want to put one on every dress shirt: Fans can purchase those AL patches honoring Al Arbour for $10 in-store or online, with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. [Isles]
  • On that note, a friendly reminder that our portion of t-shirt sales in the LHH store go toward dementia research, in Radar's name. (Well, but in his real name...) [LHH Shirt Store]
  • The slower start to the season did not shake the Isles' confidence. [Newsday]
  • Mike calculated the power rankings and pundit roundup before the Panthers game that didn't happen. Now he's in Star Wars blackout. [LHH]
  • A humble Frans Nielsen discusses Danish hockey, in an interview that later generations will call divinely inspired scripture. [IIHF]
  • The NBA is cool with Bruce Ratner selling his share of the Nets and Barclays to partner Mikhail Prokhorov. So we know who the Isles' landlord is. [Nets Daily]
  • Former Islander and current Sound Tiger Matt Carkner is honored for dedication to special hockey. [CT Post]
  • Parker Wotherspoon scored in a big divisional battle between WHL Portland and Tri-City. [Tri-City]
  • How all the Metro teams were built. [THW]
  • But of all those, everyone should hope for an Islanders-Rangers playoff series. [ESPN]

Beyond Islander-dome
  • More on that dreadful Matt Moulson slump, which is a bummer. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • The latest SBN NHL blog council includes our own Dan Saraceni explaining how a horse could win the Hart Trophy. [SBN]
  • The magic eight ball aka Bob McKenzie says all signs point to Steve Stamkos leaving Tampa. [TSN]
  • The groups and training camp schedules are out for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Revenue. [SB Nation]
  • P.K. Subban is not only awesome, he's graceful when handling others' obnoxiousness. [HEOTP]
  • In an astonishing social experiment that seems impossible for today's teenagers to pull off unless they're in a country where the international roaming rates are a question, Team Canada's junior team decided to delete social media apps while they're over in Finland for the tournament. Who will break the pact first? [TSN]
  • Two very familiar NWHL logos make the top 10 "logos of the year." [Today's Slap Shot]
  • Thing you may be already aware of but still adds chapter: Jeremy Roenick is ignorant. [RMNB]