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Islanders News: Christmas delivery available; Okposo on the shelf; Venting about Vigneault;

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Thanks, Santa.

Does that have dairy in it? Because I can't have any dairy.
Does that have dairy in it? Because I can't have any dairy.
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Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHHNewsdayNY PostNY Daily NewsIslanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Anaheim Calling
  • Kyle Okposo will see some doctors during the Christmas break, but Jack Capuano hopes Kyle just needs some rest. [Newsday]
  • Brooklyn native Helene Elliott talks to the Islanders about the move. [LA Times]
  • Goalie prospect Eamon McAdam stops by the Isles Buzz podcast.
  • On Sunday night, I (Dan) spoke with the Sportstalk 1240 crew about the Islanders season so far. Safe to say we're all breathing easier today.
  • Dom linked to this yesterday, but my talk with the Arctic Ice Hockey guys gets the full write-up at their site. Interesting to hear what out-of-towners think of your team and, in this case, your general manager.
  • Barclays Center does Christmas like they do everything else: really, really big and just a little...different. [Zeitgeist]
  • Missed this yesterday: Michael Dal Colle and Mitchell Vande Sompel each had goals in Oshawa's 7-0 dismantling of Sudbury on Sunday. [Durham Region]
  • Dal Colle isn't the only OHLer that could be a trade deadline rental this season. [TSS]

Stocking stuffers

  • Okay, seriously, what the hell is going on with the Ducks? [Anaheim Calling]
  • Jared Spurgeon will spend at least four more years in Minnesota for reasonable money. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Meanwhile in Ottawa, Erik Karlsson is playing an entirely different game than everyone else in the league. [TSN.ca]
  • In which Rangers fans hate Alain Vigneault as much as you hate Jack Capuano. [BSB]
  • One minute, you're sitting on your couch. The next, you're backing up Henrik Lundqvist in a real, live NHL game. Holy shit. [Players Trib]
  • James Reimer's new mask is More Than Meets The Eye. [The Hockey News]
  • The Islanders aren't the only team to lose a Russian prospect to the KHL this week. Say goodbye to Oilers center Bogdan Yakimov. [Edm. Jour]
  • Just in case anyone was wondering, no, you can't play with two goalies. [CBS]
  • The uniforms for the Wild's Stadium Series alumni team look a little familiar. For an entirely separate franchise that still exists in a different part of the country. [Wild]