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Islanders News: One out of three ain't bad; Meet me at the Coliseum; Sekac you later

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Didja hear? I been paid, son.
Didja hear? I been paid, son.
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Believe it or not, the Islanders actually have two whole days between games. They'll face the Flames on Friday, then the Hurricanes on Saturday.


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Coliseum Clearing House

  • VIDEO: News12 Long Island takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Coliseum.
  • Local guy and Nashville Predator Anthony Bitetto talks about growing up there (as a Rangers fan). [LI Herald]
  • Long Islander Val James stopped by the game to talk about his book and historic hockey life. [Newsday]
  • Writer Alvin Ma of Hockey in Society does something no one in the history of Western civilization has even done before: he took the bus to the Coliseum. THE BUS. [Hockey in Society]

Around the League

  • Just before the Leddy deal was announced, the Canadiens traded Euro import Jiri Sekac to the Ducks for hyphenate Devante Smith-Pelly. Eyes on the Prize was all over it, but Andrew Berkshire isn't a fan of the deal. Sekac became a popular Hab in his short time in Montreal [Sportsnet].
  • And during the game last night, Sean Bergenheim was sent to the Wild for a third round pick. [SB Nation]
  • The Blue Jackets are looking to move ol' friend James Wisiewski for some reason. [The Cannon]
  • Live from New York, it's Saturday Night Live Hockey (for the first time in nine years). [Newsday]
  • Eric Fehr has been with the Capitals for a long time and seen the team go through many changes. [Japers Rink]
  • Stan Bowman is all about the analytics and using them to bludgeon his enemies. [ESPN]
  • Bowman's goalie Corey Crawford is forever being questioned, but is probably not going anywhere. [SCH]
  • What's the going rate on a rental player? Pierre Lebrun price shops.
  • Igor Larionov had some strong words for today's NHL. The people that should pay attention are wearing stripes. [Gross Misconduct]
  • A species of wasp will be named after Tuukka Rask. Do the wasps make crazy saves, too? [Boston Globe]
  • Not hockey, but always important: How Madden rankings are made [fivethirtyeight]

Sly dog Patrick Roy pulled the Avalanche's goalie with twelve (12) minutes remaining down 4-1. Unbelievably, it didn't work. One of these days, Roy will just start a game with no goalie.