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Islanders Gameday News: Duck Dodgers in the 24th-and-a-half century

Win. Please.

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The Islanders, who haven't won a game at home since 1982, host the Anaheim Ducks for a matinee. It's a 1 pm local start time, which is 4 am California time so let's hope the Islanders can catch Getzlaf and company napping.

FIG picks here. Don't wait.

Islanders eggs

  • Expect a different line-up from Jack Capuano today. Expect to not like it either. [Newsday]
  • Losing just feels natural to some Islanders fans. The season wouldn't have felt right without it. [LHH Zeitgeist]
  • Ducks assistant coach Brad Lauer reminisces about the Coliseum and his time as an Islander. (also, the Ducks healthy scratched Cam Fowler in their last game FYI.) [LA Times]
  • Oshawa scored seven goals on Peterborough in Game 1 of their playoff series and Michael Dal Colle assisted on three of them. [PBoro Examiner]
  • Dal Colle could also be in line to receive some hardware this year. [Durham Region]
  • There's a bunch of new sheriffs in town, including the Islanders. []
  • The construction of the "new" Nassau Coliseum is going swimmingly, with both partners suing each other over changed plans. [New$day]. (here are the basics for the paywall jumpers)

Pronman's take on BST

The Sound Tigers made a game of it, but ultimately lost 4-3 to Syracuse last night. Prospects watcher Corey Pronman was on-hand to watch the game and had some thoughts afterwards on Bridgeport's blueline:

Loose feathers

  • Smart guy Travis Yost has some ideas about fixing the NHL draft and minimize blatant tanking. [His Tumblr]
  • We should all be thankful that social media didn't exist in 1974. Because the expansion Capitals would make this year's Sabres look merely mediocre and not abjectly terrible. [Hockey Graphs]
  • If you want to talk about the Art Ross Trophy, you might as well go to Wayne Gretzky. [ESPN]
  • NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan is ready for the challenge of establishing a successful female professional hockey league. [SCOC]
  • Phil Kessel and David Booth had a dust up in practice and the Leafs media treated it as if it was the Thrilla in Manilla. [PPP]
  • The Predators owners may have nixed a trade for Vincent Lecavalier out of spite. Adults! [OTF]
  • BU beat Yale in overtime in the NCAA tournament. Congrats, Nick. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Eric Duhatschek tries to get to the bottom of the @BoringSeanMonahan Twitter account. [Globe n Mail]
  • Chris Pronger can soon add "Hall of Famer" to his ever-growing list of jobs. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • "Thomas Vanek" sticks up for lazy hockey players everywhere. [Zeitgeist: Hockey Wilderness-Style]
  • Flyers-Penguins at Beaver Stadium at Penn State in 2017? Maybe. [BSH]