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Islanders News: Steel City Meltdown; Germany has declared war on the Jones boys

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I shuddenly remembered by Charlemagne. "Let my armies be the rocksh in the trees, and the birdsh in the shky."

That guard is supposed to protect your mouth.
That guard is supposed to protect your mouth.
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Just like you, the Islanders’ middle of the week dragged on interminably and left them generally disappointed. But the weekend is here. Thank god.

Islanders Links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Pensburgh
  • Arthur Staple's notes include an update on Mathew Barzal and, maybe, a future J-F Berube appearance.
  • Staple's mail bag includes answers to many burning questions. [Newsday]
  • Sportsnet Video (although a day late): Both the Habs and the Islanders are trying to capture an iota of that dynasty feeling. After going to 7-0-1 after last night's win over Tampa, the Habs are just a smidge closer than the Islanders are.
  • Twins Connor and Kellen Jones are playing on the same team again, just like they want it. [CT Post]
  • On Wednesday, the Missouri Mavericks dropped another road game despite a strong effort by Eamon McAdam. [Examiner]
  • Yes, Frans Nielsen checks in on the Islanders scores to see how his old friends are doing. [Detroit News]

Other Things

  • Hampus Lindholm finally signs in Anaheim for a super team-friendly deal. It's so friendly to the Ducks, they might not have to trade anyone. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Rangers put odd-defenseman-out Dylan McIlrath on waivers and the 2010 first rounder is sad. [NY Post]
  • Surprise! The Canucks aren't actually good. [TSN.ca]
  • But goal scoring is up in general and it might not be a temporary thing. [Sportsnet]
  • Is professional team muckety-muck Tim Leiweke going to renovate Seattle's Key Arena? [Seattle Times]
  • To be an elite OHL player, you need something besides talent and drive, specifically wealthy parents. [The Spec]
  • See? I told you something was weird about that SPHL team releasing both Shannon Szabados and that other goalie. The team's coach sounds like a real pip. This looks very bad. [CBC.ca]
  • Next time you get thrown out of a face-off circle, keep your smart attitude to yourself, Ryan Johansen. [The Hockey News]
  • Doesn't paper cover rock? Nah, rock flies right through paper. So what beats rock? Nothing beats rock. [SBN]
  • Let's check in on how our old pal Andrew MacDonald is doing in Philadelphia... Oh. that's... that's not a good sign.