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Islanders News: Oh. Well, if you strenuously object then I should take some time to reconsider

I need my bat. I think better with my bat. Where's my bat?

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders links

  • We've known for a while that Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo wouldn't be retained by the Islanders and yesterday, the 2011 third round pick signed a two-year deal with Detroit. [LHH]
  • The Hockey Writers like Leddy.

Riveters news at LHH

Still more

  • Jen LC examines the 1-3-1 forecheck, including how it works and why teams use it.
  • NHL director of officiating Steve Walkom is looking for a few good refs and has started taking advantage of this whole crazy "internet" thing all the kids are talking about these days. [Boston Globe]
  • Pavel Bure is building a hockey league for retired star players that could be either the awesomest thing anyone's ever seen or a depressing reminder of the inevitable march of time, the fleetingness of youth and the fragility of our all-too-human heroes. Set a course for fun! [Puck Daddy]