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Islanders News: Hamonic, Boychuk begin comebacks; Live the Islander lifestyle

That was fast.

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Update: Makin' moves...

Islanders links

  • Good news/bad news. Bad news is that young Adam Pelech is out indefinitely with an upper body injury. Good news is that Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk have begun skating and Hamonic could be nearing a pre-All Star Break return. [LHH | Newsday]
  • Mike tells us about his trip to Cranston, RI, that totally wasn't planned, which is really weird. Also, we tackle the Tavares conundrum and the trade deadline. [Islanders Anxiety]
  • The official site collects quality weeks for prospects Mathew Barzal and Ilya Sorokin. (BTW: Michael Dal Colle has 14 points in seven games with Kingston)
  • Community member JT's Dynasty looks at hockey coaching from a philosophy and psychology point-of-view. [FanPost]
  • Got a spare $650 lying around? If so, you can live like an Islander for a day. [Lifestyle Authentic]

Other stuff

  • Oh man. Another Oiler down. This time, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be out "longterm" with a hand injury. [SBN]
  • The Habs remain in a free fall and Eyes on the Prize runs down 51 possible replacements for Michel Therrien.
  • It's possible that every Canadian team could miss the playoffs. If that happens, would Canada cease to exist as an entity? []
  • Turning to the wisdom of crowds to fix the Blue Jackets. [The Cannon]
  • Sportsnet lists the NHL's Top 25 Power Brokers, none of whom are Islanders.
  • When the refs are throwing punches, you know a game is out of control. That's when the trainer jumps in... [SBN]
  • Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs disproves the theory that he actually has no heart, and donates $200,000 to injured Boston Blades player Denna Laing. [The Hockey News]