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Islanders Gameday News: Ho-Sang sings, Tavares talks, Hamonic hype, A-Mac returns

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The New York Islanders are in Philadelphia tonight, where they'll be facing an old friend. Leave your FIG picks here.

Islanders Reads
  • The Isles are on a 5-0-2 run, but now how about more out of that Tavares line? Capuano isn't worried. [Newsday]
  • Tavares says he's not been playing well; but the whole team is finally a Capuano dream. [Post]
  • Dan and Mike talk about the last week, 3-on-3 struggles, and The Bestest 4th Line Evah [LHH - Islanders Anxiety podcast]
  • Remember that 3rd-round pick for sending Pedan west? It's been around. [LHH]
  • You know, that Travis Hamonic is awfully indispensable. [Newsday]
  • Luke Schenn is hurt and Radko Gudas is suspended for doing Radko Gudas things, so Andrew MacDonald has been recalled for tonight's Isles-Flyers clash. [BSH]
  • Josh Ho-Sang is on a hot streak, he knows why he was overlooked by Hockey Canada and why he was tough to coach in the past, but he's done with all that, and he knows which Islander to talk to. [Buzzing the Net origin | LHH thread]
  • Other prospect updates include Anthony Beauvillier, Mathew Barzal and Linus Soderstrom. [Isles]
  • Is getting more rest doing Jaroslav Halak good? [Today's Slapshot]
  • Suddenly the Isles' "bad" moments are a lot better. [Altar of Bossy]
Beyond the Land of Orange
  • Start saving: Next season's salary cap may be around $74.5 million. [SB Nation]
  • On NHL expansion talks, it's like, there's a lot of and, buts, ifs, what-have-yous. [NHL]
  • In which Penguins GM Jim Rutherford openly questions why his coach Mike Johnston doesn't play Nino, er, whoever, more. [Puck Daddy]
  • The ol' backhander: Hurricanes' situation "not even comparable" to the Thrashers. Don Waddell knows, 'cause he's lived both. [Sportsnet]
  • Bill Stewart resigned as coach of the two-win Guelph S---Storm. [Windsor]
  • Habs waiving Semin. [HEOTP]
  • The NWHL scores a sponsorship from Dunkin'. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Artem Anisimov is the new Frans Nielsen. (But seriously, guy was underappreciated part of both times he was traded.) [CBS Sports]
  • Three impending UFAs whose NHL teams should just trade already. [SB Nation]