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Islanders News: Boychuk bruise, Greiss god, minor shuffles

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You know, I've never really liked paying bills. I don't think I'm gonna do that, either.

If only Islanders fans were showing up in Brooklyn...
If only Islanders fans were showing up in Brooklyn...
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The New York Islanders were off yesterday and next play Thursday against those dastardly Capitals, but that shouldn't keep you from rehashing yesterday's and today's news. So get to it.

Islanders Reads
  • Bad news, but sort of good-not-worst news: Johnny Boychuk will miss 4-6 weeks. [LHH | Newsday]
  • Leboff nails a few frequent topics of late: How the Isles are in the same place, but not through as comforting an approach, as this time last year, and why that is. (One reason: A German warlock) [LHH]
  • A bit of shuffling down at the Bridge (and Missouri). [Soundin' Off]
  • Linus Soderstrom's quest for gold is over after a loss to Finland; now it's on to facing the U.S. for bronze. [World Junior]
  • Daryl Reaugh flashing his vocabulary on the Stars visit to Brooklyn: "They had the throttle wide open, but a shaky steering wheel." [Stars video]
Beyond Brooklyn
  • Once upon a time the Flames sold off their last franchise icon, Joe Nieuwendyk, for some prospect named Jarome. Now Jarome has 600 NHL regular season goals. [NHL]
  • The Smurfs have a defense problem, so we should all watch and enjoy (but don't troll). [Blueshirt Banter]
  • But make no mistake, they are "big time" among multiple teams inquiring about Drouin. [Post - Brooksie]
  • The many chapters in the story of how the Florida Panthers have been saved. [LBC]
  • ...Speaking of which, they're not regretting going with Barkov over Jones, not one bit. [Puck Daddy]
  • But wait, they're a fraud! [Puck Daddy]
  • The awesome story of the awesome Willie O'Ree breaking the color barrier, in his own words. [Players Tribune]
  • High draft picks on Stanley Cup winners. [PPP]
  • Learn all that you ever could want about the crew that runs SBN's Wings blog, Winging it in Motown, in a Reddit AMA. [WIIM]
  • NBC is okay with the Winter Classic ratings given the circumstances, but they...oh, honestly I don't care about what came after that. [Puck Daddy]
  • Jeremy Roenick does a regular podcast with Billy Jaffe. Yes, it's true. [Roenick Life]
  • About that NWHL brawl between the Whale and the Riveters. [Puck Daddy]

Daniel Sedin lost himself some teeth last night, due to a puck batted out of the air. Ye gods: