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Islanders Gameday News: Snow, are we playing tonight or not? (Update: Not)

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Expect extra flurries
Expect extra flurries
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Game time for the Islanders-Flyers game is, as of now, still on for 7:30 tonight. But keep your eyes and ears open to see if the game is postponed. If it is, we'll have an update. FIG picks can be registered here.

UpdateStay the hell home:

But for now, there's plenty to read while you're stuck inside or avoiding shoveling.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a nice ROW: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Silver Seven
  • Carp Lad Calvin de Haan explains just what the hell a Carp Lad is. Spoiler: It him. [Islanders]
  • Johnny Boychuk put his snow shovel where his mouth is. [LHH]
  • After months in dire, undiagnosed pain, Kenny Jonsson finally knows what he has: Crohn's Disease. Best of luck to him. [LHH]
  • Pat LaFontaine was at the Brooklyn Historical Society this week and talked about Barclays Center, his last special night at Nassau Coliseum and still being cursed at by Capitals coaches. [Newsday]
  • Update!: The Sound Tigers' game against Hartford tonight has been postponed as well. Their game in Hershey tomorrow remains up in the air. [Soundin' Off] | A previous blog entry includes notes about that rare power play goal in their last game. [Soundin' Off]
  • Remembering Travis Hamonic's time in Bridgeport. [BST]
  • The Sound Tigers future in Connecticut might be tied to their longtime rival's future in Hartford. [Journal Inquirer]
  • Another goal and assist for Michael Dal Colle in Kingston's 6-1 win over Saginaw. [Whig]
  • The Islanders are making time and room to honor local Startup companies. [Adweek]

Snowballs

  • Who's up and who's down in the possession game this season. [TSN.ca]
  • Jim Nill talks GM'ing and stuff on SiriusXM. [SoundCloud]
  • John Tortorella breaks two ribs in practice, proving that even when you think your team can't sustain any more injuries, they can. [Dispatch]
  • The Maple Leafs players try to identify one of their own in a crude drawing. Toronto needs better police sketch artists. [PPP]
  • Jaromir Jagr's secret to eternal youth is hard work in practice and not, surprisingly, a hidden series of Lazarus Pits. [$un $entinel]
  • Down Goes Brown's mailbag includes video of the '83 All Star Game from Nassau Coliseum.
  • Former wrestler/budding UFCer CM Punk trains with the Devils. [NHL.com]
  • RIP to former Blues first rounder Rik Wilson. [NHL.com]
  • The lasting legacy of the Hartford Whalers logo, which will outlive us all even as the team sadly is no more. [UniWatch]
  • Not hockey: Happy Cespedes Day to all Mets fans and fans of fun baseball [Amazin' Avenue]. But sad news about the postponement of this year's FrancesaCon, a Mike Leboff production. New dates and information are, we hope, forthcoming.

Must Watch: DC news crew interviews area man about snow storm, area man turns out to be Alex Ovechkin. [SBN]