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Islanders News: Not much, and just as well.

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Still hurting from Saturday's embarrassment, let's read about other things.

Outlook cloudy.
Outlook cloudy.
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Today is the first day of the rest of the season. But no Isles game today, so...

The Ovechkin Sectchkin
  • Alex Ovechkin scored number 500 (and 501) last night. Reactions included his parents in tears. [SB Nation]
  • Whatever you think of the player -- personally, I detest his headhunting -- it's a relief to have someone scoring and being generally amazing in this age of low-scoring, big goalies, shot blocking, and coached-to-death defense. Adjusted for era, he is among the absolute best ever. [NHL]
  • Some funny lines from the many goalies Ovechkin has beaten, including an interesting one from Jaroslav Halak. [WaPo]
  • It's been an interesting career, and at one point it looked like Ovechkin's goals were drying up. [NHL]
Neither Isles nor Ovechky
  • The Canucks would like you and everyone else to know they are trying to trade Chris Higgins. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • This after they lost in OT as the Sedins...just kind of left the ice. [SB Nation | Jeff Patterson]
  • A good read on why the Predators went for it with Ryan Johansen. [Boston Globe]
  • Evander Kane got the last laugh on the Jets' "Track Suit Night" deal. [Puck Daddy]
  • Connor McDavid won't return until after the All-Star break. [NHL]
  • "According to accounts from those to be trusted, Tortorella has returned to nuts-and-bolts coaching, and absent so much of the sideshow that marked his time in New York and in Vancouver." [Post]
  • Wu Tang Clan, er, Larry Robinson ain't nothing to [mess] with. [HEOTP]
  • Jakub Kindl is through waivers, and off to Grand Rapids. [WIIM]