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Islanders News: So that's against the rules, and you can't sit with us.

These sweatpants are all that fits me right now.

Be well, Silver Fox.
Be well, Silver Fox.
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Islanders link:

  • Google translate alert: Lubomir Visnovsky considers continuing his career in Europe if he can't find an NHL match, via Czech site My reading of it is the Islanders made an offer, the two sides didn't agree to terms and the team told Lubo they would play younger players instead. He's now waiting for a contract from someone and could start the season over there before returning to North America. He wouldn't mind the lighter travel of the KHL, but definitely wants back into the NHL.
  • Bruce Ratner has been given his property tax breaks for the new Nassau Coliseum. [Newsday] | And guess what? Some people aren't happy about it. Shocking. [News12 Long Island]

Random happenings

  • The Flightless Fowl were busy, swapping Brandon Sutter for way more than he's worth and signing former Capitals center Eric Fehr. Guess that means the Penguins are good now. Oh wait. They were good before, too. [Pensburgh on the moves | and on Jim Rutherford's rebuild on the run]
  • Canucks fans are not enthused about Sutter or GM Jim Benning's work. Maybe Benning thought he was acquiring 1991 Brent Sutter. [Canucks Army]
  • The Flyers countered their cross-state rivals by signing Sean Couturier to a six-year extension. [BSH]
  • Concussions are tricky business beyond just the medical. [PPP]
  • TV Time: The new single-team TV packages are no bargain at all [BSH] | Why are some teams all over NBCSN? Blame Comcast. [Defending Big D goes above and beyond]
  • The finalists for the 2018 World Juniors venue include Chicago, Buffalo and Tampa. Maybe next time, Barclays Center. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Arctic Ice Hockey goes in search of female hockey coaches. We need more.
  • Down Goes Brown knocks it out of the park and dents a bunch of cars in the parking lot for good measure. NHL teams hiding the terms of their signings is pointless. Ve haf ah veys af findink out.

Johnny Boychuk's got some new wheels.