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Islanders News: Brock star, Carkner ready for new role, the Skinny Story and Jagr sings the blues

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Nice game, Brock.
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Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday on Brock's buster | Islanders | NHL.com | Canes Country | NYI Skinny
  • Matt Carkner sounds happy to be joining the Sound Tigers. [CT Post]
  • The story behind the man behind The Skinny, Islanders statistician Eric Hornick. [Insight]
  • The refs overturning that Sidney Crosby penalty opened up a whole can of worms during the Islanders loss to the Rangers. [Puck Daddy]
  • The official site runs down some prospect notes. [Islanders]
  • Joy Rosen's parking lot confessional was still making the rounds yesterday, but the Coliseum isn't the only NHL arena in which you can conceive a child. [LHH Zeitgeist]
  • Sound Tigers news and notes include injury comings and goings. [Soundin' Off]
  • This is a very important story involving "John" and "Tavares." [Orlando Sentinel]

Anything else?

  • Emo Jagr wonders, "What's the reason to keep me" in New Jersey?  Cheer up, buddy. New Jersey's not that bad. [NJ.com]
  • Antti Niemi may be "on the table." As in "available for trade." Not as in "having an operation" or "being served for dinner." [Fear the Fin]
  • Sometimes, the trades that aren't made are the most interesting. [Down Goes Brown]
  • 30 Thoughts with lots of Oilers and Sergei Fedorov.
  • Cool charts showing which teams get scoring from which lines. The Islanders are looking alright. [Pensburgh]
  • So the Leafs want to rebuild, do they? Are we even sure they know how to? [PPP]
  • And if they do trade Phil Kessel, where could he go? [Puck Daddy]
  • This is a great picture of Dustin Byfuglien giving Evander Kane the finger. Too bad it's not what you think. [Puck Daddy]
  • The war of words between Ryan Getzlaf and Alexander Ovechkin has reached the "yeah, well, at least I have hair" stage. [Japers Rink]

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift did a bit where they're on various crowd Dance Cams across some New York sports teams. It didn't really move my needle, but if you wanted to see Taylor Swift in Islanders swag, today's your lucky day.

Here's a gif

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