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Islanders News: Last second Price drop; Missing Persson department

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Islanders news:

  • Bridgeport stalwart John Persson is returning to Sweden to play alongside his brother. [LHH]
  • Islanders Insight reports that prospect Victor Crus-Rydberg is also returning home to Sweden with his junior career over. Michael Fornabaio says he's still part of the organization for two more seasons.
  • Our own Michael Willhoft was on the Shutdown Pair podcast, probably talking about Eric Boulton.
  • Podcaster extraordinaire The Stat Man on his many feelings and memories regarding the Coliseum's closing.
  • Video: Chris King's Coliseum Connection [News12 Long Island]
  • Video: Newsday on the Coliseum's final thaw.
  • (Videos that can't be embedded? Another great decision, Dolan.)
  • IIHF Worlds: Brock Nelson, Anders Lee and Team USA play Belarus on NBCSN and NBCSports.com today at 10:00.

Meanwhile

  • In today's edition of PLAY TO THE DAMN WHISTLE, Tyler Johnson scores with 1.1 seconds left in regulation to give the Lightning a 2-1 win over the Habs and a 3-0 lead in the series. [Raw Charge]
  • And Andre Burakovsky's two goals helped the Capitals to a 3-1 lead over the Rangers. [Japers]
  • Another team is being asked to change a controversial logo. Is it time to re-name Sweden's Frolunda Indians? [Color of Hockey]
  • Your Jack Adams Award finalists: Peter Laviolette, Alain Vigneault and Bob Hartley. Stand down. [NHL.com]
  • Not hockey: If you think watching a bad team for a long time sucks, try playing for one. Some of these stories of the 1980's and 90's Los Angeles Clippers are downright depressing. [Deadspin]