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Islanders News: Nelson's nice day at Worlds; Isles say goodbye to the Coliseum.

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There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here.

Hey guys, I'm over here in the Czech Republic, playing for Uncle Sam.
Hey guys, I'm over here in the Czech Republic, playing for Uncle Sam.
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Avengers Audiences Assemble! For those not heading to the movies, Game 2 of Capitals-Rangers is on NBC at 12:30 pm. Will we see more super speed from Joel Ward?

Islanders links

  • Garth Snow has put a big bet down on his team's coaching staff. Will it pay off? [McNally]
  • I got an opportunity to pinch hit the Islanders Eulogy at Puck Daddy this year. No commenters called me an idiot, but I think one called me a Caps fan and I'm not sure which is more insulting.
  • And another eulogy for the Coliseum, addressed directly to the person most responsible for its demise: Hempstead supervisor Kate Murray. [FanPost]
  • We've spent a lot of time saying goodbye to Nassau Coliseum. Now it's the players turns. [Islanders | IPB]
  • The team's move says a lot about Long Island's economy, most of it not good. [Newsday]
  • Team USA won their first game at the World Championships on Friday, beating Finland 5-1. Brock Nelson had two assists. [USA Hockey]
  • Oshawa is one win away from the OHL Championship series. Michael Dal Colle had an assist in the pivotal Game 5 win. [Durham RegionOHL]

Meanwhile...

  • The Canadiens and Lightning went to double overtime in the first game of their series and Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winner, his second OT goal of the game. Waitwhat? [Raw Charge]
  • Winging It In Motown is only beginning what will feel like an endless daily cycle of "will-he-or-won't-he" drama surrounding Mike Babcock.
  • Cool timeline of NHL team logos at Icethetics. I'd buy a poster of this in a heartbeat.