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Islanders News: Strome song, Hamonic hype, Barclays boisterous...and Isles WIN

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Lots to read and celebrate after the New York Islanders won their first meeting of 2015-16 with their city rivals and the first ever at their new digs. Hop to it.

Islanders links
  • Recaps of a rivalry win: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | SBN on Tavares goal
  • Finally, the Isles' new home took on a familiar atmosphere. [NY Times]
  • The hatred is still strong in these ones. [Daily News] The Smurfs loss but they saw good things. [Daily News]
  • A team-first mentality has helped the Isles adjust to these environs. [Newsday]
  • Ryan Strome was up for the game and glad to be back for it. "I have to remember that every day is a privilege." Also some interesting thoughts on playing with Tavares. [Times]
  • Kevin Weekes played for both teams and gave his plus/minus on their current squads. [NHL]
  • NHL.com's Dan Rosen sees a Travis Hamonic trade happening after the season.
  • On NBC Sports Bob McKenzie discussed the Travis Hamonic trade watch, but honestly he didn't share anything you don't already know or assume. [NBC Sports]
  • You know who's not paying attention to the Hamonic rumors, they swear to it? The Jets players. [Free Press]
  • The Sound Tigers haven't been in Florida in a long-ass time. [Soundin' Off]
  • But their penalty kill has been rocking it lately. [CT Post]
  • The Isles honored their equipment manager, Halifax native Scott Boggs, for his 1500th NHL game. [Chronicle Herald]
  • Cool little bit on the Islanders' School Day visit to Wheeler Avenue School. [LI Herald]
  • Eamon McAdam is your PSU Athlete of the Week. [PSU]
  • Mathew Barzal is your awesome highlight-reel-making not-just-a-playmaker. [710 ESPN Seattle]
  • Rich guy Mikhail Prokhorov is nearing a deal to own the Barclays Center outright, episode 1,001. [Nets Daily]
Other linkage
  • Anze Kopitar might soon have a rich contract extension with the Kings and a new letter on his sweater. [Mayor's Manor]
  • Radko Gudas "Iscariot" will sit for three games for doing what he's been doing to John Tavares forever. [SBN]
  • It's spelled G-O-S-T-I-S-B-E-H-E-R-E but not pronounced "Churchman." [TSN.ca]
  • Doc Emrick is a man of the people, sometimes literally [Newsday]. Here's a profile on him from HBO's Real Sports that was apparently made for people unfamiliar with Doc, hockey, sports or life in general. [BSH]
  • Jonathan Bernier, once The Future in the crease (and "why didn't the Isles acquire him?!?!," etc.) has been struggling and accepted a conditioning stint to the AHL to get some reps. [PPP]
  • A very worthy interview with Jack Edwards, in which the bombastic Boston broadcaster gives some love to Islanders radio voice Chris King. [Sportsnet]
  • Even John Scott doesn't want to see John Scott in the All Star Game. So you can quit that spite voting now. [Puck Daddy]