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Islanders News: Vanek says "fuhgeddaboudit," Leddy's law enforcement adventure; Contract the Maple Leafs

"Die hard" fans don't recognize fierce rival. Hilarity ensues.

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He was pretty good, too.
He was pretty good, too.
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Fast and furious

  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts covers a lot of ground on the Oilers, the All Star game and the Flyers discord.
  • The Maple Leafs are killing Nazem Kadri. Not literally. Just his career. [PPP]
  • Aww... poor Leafs. Seems fans are staying away in droves. I say move them to Oklahoma. [Globe n' Mail]
  • Hockey media could use a little more brains and a little less bluster. [Cup o' Chowder]
  • The NHL's own network is diminishing its product and keeping people from watching its games. As a person without NHLN, I agree 100 percent with this from JJ at Winging it in Motown.
  • Harvard's Jimmy Vesey won a major award instead of that Eichel guy. Controversy! [SBN College Hockey]
  • Down Goes Brown looks at the spotty history of traded first overall picks. Options range from Guy LaFleur to Patrik Stefan.
  • Darren Helm's daughter was born in the back of his car on the way to the hospital. The auto industry in Detroit is alive and well. [MLive]
  • Max Pacioretty hilariously trolls Bruins fans with a hamburger. Your move, Andrew Hammond. [EOTP]
  • TSN uses the Hamburglar logo as the Senators logo during broadcast. It's an improvement. [Silver Seven]
  • Not hockey: we should all be as positive and confident as Vin Deisel. I hope he's right about this. [Variety]

The full LaFontaine press conference from yesterday. Hockey Hall of Famer, Islanders legend, Olympian, philanthropist and proud dad.