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Islanders News: Revenge of the Gremlin; Barclays browsing; Ron Wilson vs. TSN

Clean, shaven.

Oh yeah, him and Parenteau, too.
Oh yeah, him and Parenteau, too.
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a rude awakening: LHH | Newsday | NY Daily News | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | PPP
  • The Islanders will always have a special place in Michael Grabner's heart. [Newsday]
  • In which the National Post reports from Barclays Center like aliens that have landed on Earth: On the Game | and on the Commute
  • Writing for Quebec's largest English newspaper, one fan enjoyed the Barclays experience and met a bunch of Islanders, including Jaroslav Halak's goalie coach Marc Champagne. [The Suburban]
  • Barclays' swanky West End Club is a fun place to watch a hockey game if you want to feel like a big shot. [NY Daily News]
  • But, please folks, don't cheer too loudly or be too happy about the Islanders or you might upset some visiting real estate writers from Southern California. (And don't get me started on Nassau taxpayers not "underwriting" a new Coliseum). [OC Register]
  • The Sound Tigers beat Providence 4-3 yesterday, a "gutsy" effort for their second straight win. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]

Other stuff

  • Here are the Philadelphia Flyers, seen here in their natural habitat. [SBN]
  • The Habs' free fall continues, but it goes beyond just losing Carey Price. [EOTP]
  • Drafting goalies is tricky business. [NHL Numbers]
  • World Junior: Sunday round-up from PPP | Previewing today's games, including USA-Sweden. [EOTP] | Ron Wilson hasn't lost any off his fastball, calling out TSN and the Junior Hockey Industrial Complex for ratcheting up the pressure on these kids. [Toronto Star]
  • Players conversing on social media is always fun, but Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar are working on another level. [WIIM]
  • Oh, the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby AND Evgeni Malkin? Must be December. [Puck Daddy]
  • The incredible Shannon Szabados is the first woman to earn a shutout in men's pro hockey. []
  • The GM of the NWHL's Connecticut Whale suddenly resigned yesterday [TSS]. The team is 8-1 after a loss to Boston. | The Riveters beat Buffalo 7-3 with Meghan Fardelmann scoring the team's first hat trick.
  • Not Hockey, still sad: RIP Meadowlark Lemon. [NYT]