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Islanders News: Hockey game falls in woods with no one around, everyone hears about it

We were probably better off not watching.

Look, you don't have to like the horn, but don't be gross about it.
Look, you don't have to like the horn, but don't be gross about it.
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Islanders linkage

  • Recaps of whatever went down last night [LHHNewsday | official site]. Thomas Hickey left with an upper-body injury, so we'll update with his status when we know what it is.
  • Not sure I'm down with this new goal horn, but I'll need to hear it a few hundred times this season to really form an opinion. [LHH]
  • Whenever the Islanders do something people don't like, Sports Illustrated is there to record it for posterity.
  • The New York Times looks at more team-train connections.
  • We need to think of a catchy name for the Anders Lee-Ryan Strome-John Tavares line because it looks like it might be a thing. [NY Daily NewsNY Post]
  • Scott Burnside does the Islanders preview for ESPN.
  • I helped Philly site Pattison Avenue out with their Islanders preview and stumped for my boy Colin McDonald. []
  • Michael Fornabaio shakes out all the new bodies in Sound Tigers camp. [Soundin' Off]
  • Unlocking the mystery we have all been wondering about: what happened to Frans Nielsen's website? [Along the Boards]

Riveters News

Around the hockey world

  • The hockey business is booming and might continue to boom even more. [Buffalo Business First]
  • Remember former Islanders defenseman Jamie Rivers? Here he is talking about the time he almost died from internal bleeding in Europe. Ah memories. [Slap Shot Diaries]
  • Female sportswriters have to deal with a lot of unconscionable garbage on Twitter just for doing their jobs. Warning: this might lower your opinion of humanity. []
  • Fortunately, there's Edmonton's kid superhero, Spider-Mable, who saved Oilers captain Andrew Ference from the clutches of that evil master of deception, Mysterio. Take that, ol' Fishbowl Head. (That's Mysterio. Not Ference.) [CBS Sports]