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Islanders News: Phailing upward; The Hickey Effect; Dupuis done with hockey

It's in the vault.

Why, God?
Why, God?
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

That was some bad game! In the words of J. Peterman, congratulations Islanders on a job... done. Don't play like that again. Good thing we have three full days to worry that they will.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | NewsdayNY Post | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | Broad Street
  • Cal Clutterbuck was hurt and will be reevaluated, while John Tavares' slump continues. [NY Post]
  • Here, watch this: it's the only good thing about that game. [SBN]
  • Having frail weakling tradebait Thomas Hickey in the line-up makes a huge difference for the Islanders. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders continue to hit everything that moves. [TSS]
  • The Point Blank podcast talks about the Islanders' previous week and games at Barclays Center.
  • Sound Tigers Stuff: The offense needs a goosing and the players are looking to take more shots [CT Post] | Catch up on all the Islanders prospects at the Bridgeport Report. | Notes on another injury to Sebastian Collberg. [Soundin' Off]
  • Trudy Deschamp, known as the "First Lady of Long Island Hockey" for her connection to the sport on all levels, has passed away at 80. [Newsday]

Random Notes

  • Sincerely sad news: Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis' career is over due to his blood clot condition. A tough way to go out for a very good player. Incredible to think he was a throw-in in the Penguins' Marian Hossa trade of 2008. [SBN | Pensburgh reacts]
  • The family of the late Steve Montador is suing the NHL over his head injuries. [SCH |]
  • Say goodbye to trading draft picks for coaches and GMs. [sings Sarah MacLachlan's I Will Remember You] []
  • How Marc-Andre Fleury turned his career around. []
  • The Stars are an explosive offensive team. Let's hope they don't self-destruct like some other ones in recent NHL history. [Down Goes Brown]
  • If you were expecting Alex Semin to be picked up by another GM off waivers, you must be new here. He's a St. John's Ice Cap on unconditional waivers and looking at a buyout now. [EOTP]
  • Huge trade piece Brandon Saad has been dropped to the Blue Jackets' fourth line because he lives in Torts World now. [Puck Daddy]
  • James Neal remains a bad actor. [SBN]
  • A look at the kids on Team USA's World Juniors preliminary roster. [SBN CH]
  • Former Islanders pick Andrey Pedan made his NHL debut... as a forward. [Utica Observer-Dispatch]
  • Video: the Hurricanes reveal what their favorite donuts are. Now you know. [Canes]