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Islanders News: Starry shootout; Circling the Drouin; Panik! at the Madhouse

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Goals are good.

Hands up!
Hands up!
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Islanders readings

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Daily News | Islanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Defending Big D
  • Kyle Okposo's sprawling goal was reminiscent of Mike Bossy's classic, and other notes. [Newsday]
  • Lindy Ruff thinks Jason Demers' game misconduct was a Cal Clutterbuck sales job. [The Hockey News]
  • The Islanders' fourth line is still here and still doing their thing. [TSS]
  • Sunday was a rough night for the Sound Tigers, who lost 5-0 to Hershey at home. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • The Hockey News talks to Linus Soderstrom, who faces Finland today for a shot at World Junior gold. | Sweden has a lot of talented players, and Soderstrom is giving them confidence. [WJ2016]
  • Niagara beat Ottawa without Joshua Ho-Sang, who was suspended for two games after making a gesture towards Sudbury fans last week. [St. Cath. St]
  • Barclays Center lost way more money than anyone expected in fiscal year 2015 (so don't blame the Islanders. Yet). [Atlantic Yards Report]

Other reading

  • Sound the Alarm! A trade request is upon us! One-time high pick Jonathan Drouin is tired of waiting for a spot on the Lightning and wants to play elsewhere. The Request (which dates to November) | Steve Yzerman's response | Raw Charge on how to move him | Drouin is one of many potential problems for the Lightning [TSS]
  • We also have an actual trade to announce: The Blackhawks have sent oft-traded Jeremy Morin to the Maple Leafs for Richard Panik. [PPP]
  • All About the Jersey looks at the Metro this week.
  • Once upon a time, the Oilers won a bunch of games in a row. True story. [Edm. Jour.]
  • Does Goes Brown gets to the heart of how John Scott ended up in the All Star Game.
  • RIP Bill Plager, one of the famous brothers that played for the Blues in the 60's and 70's. [NHL.com]