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Islanders News: Tavares among the tops, Cappy's climb, 'New' guys happy to stay

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Look at me, coach. Come to our side.
Look at me, coach. Come to our side.
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Islanders News

  • John Tavares is once again a Hart Trophy finalist. He, Alexander Ovechkin and Carey Price will be in Vegas in July. [LHH | Newsday | NY Daily News]
  • Anders Lee and Nikolay Kulemin are off to the World Championships. [LHH]
  • Lee wants to end his season on the ice, not in the press box. [NHL.com]
  • Somehow, despite satisfying almost no one, Jack Capuano has climbed the Islanders' coaching lists. But the free ride is over. [LHH]
  • Should Cappy and Senators coach Dave Cameron have pulled their goalies faster in their elimination games? The world may never know. [Puck Daddy]
  • Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk have no regrets about signing longterm in case you were wondering and I know you were because I can read you like a book. [Newsday | NHL.com with a little Halak thrown in]
  • Video: The Islanders are ready for next season right now. [Newsday]
  • Coliseum memories: A former Sparky speaks [The Hour] | An emotional goodbye from Peter Schwartz's young son to the Coliseum. | Growing up with scrambled TV, a bond with dad and Fort Neverlose. | For reporters, the Coliseum was a second home.
  • You can explore and contribute to the NHL's #ColiseumMemories by hashtaggin' it on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Michael Dal Colle is finally on the scoresheet in Oshawa's Conference Final playoff series against North Bay. Dal Colle scored a goal as the Generals tied the series at two games apiece. [Durham Region]
  • A run down of the Islanders prospects and who's looking at making the jump next season. [Hockey's Future]
  • Try to dial back the rage for a minute: Tom Wilson responds to the New York writers who have labeled him a monster. I found it interesting that he was taken aback by his reputation. It won't make you sympathize with or like him, but it's small peek into how he goes about his game.  [WaPo]

Elsewhere

  • Let the Mike Babcock Games begin! The Red Wings are done after a 2-0 loss in Tampa. [WIIM]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts tries to figure out where the hell everyone's draft picks will end up.
  • What were the studliest first round series? Battle of California is on it.