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Islanders News: Staff stasis, Coliseum cluster, Brock Nelson to Prague, exeunt

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Gravity always wins.

Still so angry about things I could hammer an oddly painted car.
Still so angry about things I could hammer an oddly painted car.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

These are things we will read and discuss while the period of mourning continues:

  • The exit interviews complete and the banners folded up, Garth Snow spoke about the disappointment of the season's end, a few things to analyze/improve, and keeping Jack Capuano and the rest of the coaching staff. [Newsday | LHH]
  • More from the final exit interviews: Yes, Frans Nielsen was playing injured, Kyle Okposo actually had a second eye surgery during his layoff, and Brock Nelson is headed to the World Championships in Prague. [LHH]
  • John Tavares took the loss harder than anyone, and I think we need to hug him. [Newsday | NHL | Puck Daddy | Post] (The Post link includes this doozie: "a top-pair defenseman to pair with star Travis Hamonic would be tipping point. The second pair of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy is sturdy.")
  • P.S. The Isles are moving to Brooklyn and that will be an adjustment. [Times]
  • P.P.S. That means the final game at the Coliseum was bittersweet. [Sports on Earth]
  • P.P.P.S. They leave behind a Coliseum whose renovation is still all kinds of who-when-how now? [Newsday | LHH]
  • Some cool family history and current roster talk ahead of the move to Brooklyn. [Fanpost by BCISLEMAN]
  • This was only a matter of time: The Post talks to Sydney Esiason on how her dad deals with her dating Matt Martin. [Post]
Elsewhere
  • The second round began last night. The Rangers lost in the worst (and therefore best) possible way and that was nice. [SB Nation...2 seconds left and ouch.]
  • Mats Zuccarello is reportedly out the whole second round, and possibly the rest of the playoffs. But those are the same thing for the Rangs, nyuk nyuk) [TSN]
  • The Ducks slaughtered the Flames in Game 1 and chased their former goalie Jonas Hiller from the crease. [NHL]
  • The other series begin tonight.
  • The Masterton finalists for being good guys are Devan Dubnyk, Andrew Hammond and Kris Letang. [Puck Daddy] #Lubowasrobbed