- The BIG news: the NHL has partnered with the forward-thinking MLB Advanced Media for all of their streaming, web and TV services. Potentially good news for us, definitely... something for Charles Wang's Neulion. [LHH]
- You're a John Tavares fan. I'm a John Tavares fan. And Jonathan Quick is a John Tavares fan. [LHH]
- I opined about the tired Joshua Ho-Sang narrative that will never die until he is safely in the arms of Uncle Sam. [LHH]
- Last night was the final event for this incarnation of Nassau Coliseum - a three hour concert by Billy Joel, who is as much a symbol of Long Island as the Montauk lighthouse is. Naturally, it was an emotional night for all in attendance and IslesBlog has a cool rundown (with video) of all the Islanders-related happenings from the show. Joel opened with, fittingly, "Movin' Out." | Newsday has a more general overview of the concert.
- Billboard examines that Coliseum's upcoming makeover.
- A little more on the LIRR changes for Barclays Center. [Islanders]
- REMINDER: There's still time to vote for your favorite Islanders games of the season, with the top five getting aired on NHL Network this Saturday.
- The Canucks confirmed everyone's worst fears by signing Brandon Sutter to a five-(5)-year, $21.8 million contract. With an NTC, of course. [Nucks Misconduct is hopeful but cautious]
- A double dose of Down Goes Brown: The NHL's most unbreakable records includes a player scoring in a game he didn't play in and a monstrous one-game cap hit. [Grantland] | Classic DGB looks at the real details of the NHL/MLBAM partnership, like shared custody of Tom Glavine and changing what constitutes a "brawl."