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Islanders news: The way I see it, Mr. Wayne, all this stuff belongs to you anyway

That's alotta dough.

Vote for Hammer.
Vote for Hammer.
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Islanders True Crime Stories

  • Arthur Staple didn't take his golf clubs to Tampa, but he did take his Twitter machine. [LHH]
  • The cops caught the guy who stole Colin McDonald's glove. Long Island is once again safe from roving gangs of game-used NHL gear thieves. [Newsday]
  • John Spano pleaded guilty to his fraud charges and faces yet more prison time [The AP | WaPo]. He'll be sentenced next month so if you wanted to hit him up on Twitter, now might be the time. He blocked me. :(
  • Everybody's favorite arena management overlords owe Nassau County about $6 million for welshing on back payments. Great work, everyone. [New$day $ub$criber$]
  • Actual good guy Travis Hamonic is a finalist for the All Sports United Humanitarian Award.
  • What the Islanders salary cap outlook is for next season depends on many factors. [Islanders Insight]
  • A nice Coliseum video for your enjoyment. [LHH]
  • After a year at the University of Maine, Jack Capuano's son will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. [Bangor Daily News]

On the outside

  • Game 2 of the Western Conference final went into triple OT, where Marcus Kruger won it for Chicago to even the series. If you stayed up to watch it all, congrats. [Second City Hockey]
  • Kruger's goal wasn't even the most memorable of the game. That would be Andrew Shaw's disallowed soccer-style header in the second OT. Yep. [Deadspin]
  • Mike Babcock has apparently narrowed down his choices to Detroit and Buffalo because the Sabres have reportedly offered him ten shitloads of money (actual retail price: $50 million). [WIIM |]
  • Todd McLellan made his choice and is officially the first coach of the Edmonton McDavids. [Copper n Blue]
  • Looking for Dan Bylsma? He's in San Jose, as is Peter deBoer. [Mercury News]
  • Most of Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts are about coaches.
  • Dumping the puck out of your own zone seems like a good play. Except, it's not. [Jen LC]
  • Seriously, Ottawa has at least two too many goalies. [Silver Seven]
  • Senators owner Eugene Melynk underwent a successful liver transplant. [Puck Daddy]
  • Goon II is a go with Jay Baruchel in the director's chair. [AV Club]
  • Down Goes Brown calls out all the dudes that missed the "Playoffs Have Begun" memo.

The Top 10 Sound Tigers goals from Webster Bank Arena last season.