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Islanders News: Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen. It's never going to happen.

You go, Glen Coco!

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Tough break.
Tough break.
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Islanders linkage

  • The first of our completely bullshit, why-the-hell-not draft profiles focuses on a big Russian playing in Quebec. [LHH]
  • Graduate Course: Advanced Advanced Stats 1001: Goalie efficiency and the Islanders Defense. [FanPost]
  • Bid on Islanders stuff: A game-worn jersey auction. | A team-signed jersey on sale for charity.
  • Former NHLer and short-time Islander Greg Parks has passed. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

Around the league

  • Joel Quenneville is into Scotty Bowman/Al Arbour territory and will most likely join them in the Hall of Fame. [Globe and Mail]
  • The guy who coached the Oilers last year is now coaching in the AHL, while the guy who coached the Sharks now coaches the Oilers. Did someone get the shaft? [C&B]
  • Meanwhile, the Devils are shifting assistant coaches, and Scott Stevens is out. [Fire n' Ice]
  • Trying to make sense of drafting goalies. [Puckology]
  • Stop me if you've heard this before but the Hurricanes may jettison Alex Semin. []
  • The KHL is looking to expand into China. [AP via Japan Times]
  • Hockey emoji! [BSH]

Ken Morrow talks about hockey in Missouri and the Islanders/Mavericks connection.