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Islanders News: Detroit's lions down New York's giants; Bailey runs the option; Oilers media playbook leaks

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Baby, you're a firework. Whatever that even means.

Good bye, Rex.
Good bye, Rex.
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Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone. Hope either your team tastes victory or you taste the big money from your office pool or box board.

Islanders news

  • Recaps of some Motor City muck: LHHNewsdayIslanders NHL.comWInging it in Motown
  • Jaroslav Halak's not sweating all those puck playing bloopers he's had lately and neither are his teammates. [Newsday]
  • Strait out, Visnovsky in. [Newsday]
  • Corsi n' stuff from that weird game. [LHH]
  • Josh Bailey talks about his switch from center to winger. [Windsor Star]
  • The Sound Tigers fell behind, mounted a comeback, but ultimately lost to Portland. [CT PostPost-Gamer]
  • And the Islanders assigned Lukas Sutter to Bridgeport from Stockton. [BST]
  • Are you an Islanders fan in the Albany area/Capital District? How about a meet-up? [Fanpost by Dougtone]

Audibles

  • Carey Price and Max Pacioretty carve out a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery specific place in NHL history. [EOTP]
  • Henrik Lundqvist might want to avoid solid foods for today after getting pegged in the neck by a puck last night. [SB Nation]
  • Former Oilers coach Dallas Eakins was on TSN's analytics podcast where he shared some of his experiences, including on shocking/not-shocking episode dating back to Edmonton's hiring of Tyler Dellow.
  • In the cutthroat world of minor hockey, your friend is also your enemy. [The Hockey News]
  • The Beanpot Tournament starts tomorrow. [SBN College Hockey]
  • I don't think we had this, but Bob McKenzie's midterm draft rankings came out last week. His thoughts are always worth a read. [TSN.ca]
  • Get your stick out of my face, punk. [SB Nation]
  • Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to be a Zamboni driver, son. [KFGO]