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Islanders News: Lost in emotion. Am I a fool? At least my friends think so. Que sera, que sera.

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John Tavares & Cult Jam.

I told you, I got this.
I told you, I got this.
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You know the drill. Off today, game tomorrow. Try to get some fresh air in the meantime.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a roller coaster: LHH | Newsday | Daily News | Islanders | NHL.com
  • Calvin deHaan sat again and is frustrated but isn't going to argue with winning. Join the club, Carp Lad. [Newsday]
  • Islanders fan laments loss of the Coliseum of his youth. No, it's not me. [Newsday Op-Ed]
  • Butch Goring's name on the latest concussion suit against the NHL could be a game-changer. [Brooksie]
  • How your Sunday rumors column sausage is made: take a pending free agent (preferably two), throw in a dash of "no shit, Sherlock," mix in another, completely unrelated player's price tag and let simmer. Here's Bruce Garrioch talking about Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy's next contracts and saying nothing at all. [Ottawa Sun]
  • The Sound Tigers third period against Providence was the stuff of nightmares. Long story short: Bridgeport lost. [CT Post | Soundin' Off post game]
  • Longtime LHH commentor Cary K takes in a Sound Tigers game and scouts for us. Sadly, it's not in haiku form. [FanPost]
  • A wish list of back-up goalies who could replace Chad Johnson. [Fanpost by acg515]

Other stuff

  • Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing with Department of Player Safety for that sliding Jet Li-style takedown on Tyler Seguin on Friday night [DOPS]. Seguin will be out 3-6 weeks. [Defending Big D]
  • Ottawa's Chris Neil fractured his thumb against the Oilers on Saturday and is also out. Guess all those trade rumors go up in smoke now. [NHL.com]
  • Former goalie and current analyst Corey Hirsch's life has done a 180 degree turn thanks to a Tweet. [Toronto Star]
  • The Sharks are having attendance troubles this year. I blame John Scott. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Today on As The Sabres Turn: Forces conspire behind Ted Nolan's back, and the wily old coach is ready for it. Includes insight into Pat LaFontaine's departure, the circumstances of which sound a little familiar. [Buffalo News]