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Islanders News: “You’re not going to win when you make dumb decisions with the puck.”

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Hey, when the coach is right, he’s right.

Like a shark seeing an unsuspecting seal
Like a shark seeing an unsuspecting seal
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Confession: We hosted a Rock Band 4 party last night so I missed the game. When I saw the score at the end of the of the second, I was hopeful so I forgot about it. Once the party was over and I saw the final... well, it was a fun party.

A new Islanders Anxiety will be on its way shortly.

Have a happy Sunday.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday with the above Cappy quote | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | The Cannon
  • John Tortorella is a Jack Capuano fan. [Newsday]
  • Arthur Staple’s Sunday column tackles the BIG concern: making John Tavares happy enough to stay forever.
  • Believe it or not, Cal Clutterbuck’s recent extension may be a part of that, and his teammates are certainly happy he got paid. [IslandersVideo]
  • Smart man Adam Gretz says, in a rational and logical way, that the Islanders will regret that deal. [PHT]
  • The Sound Tigers beat Binghamton 4-3 in overtime last night on a Devon Toews goal. [CT Post | Soundin’ Off live blog]
  • Michael Dal Colle is working on his game and learning a ton that will, we hope, get him to the NHL soon. [CT Post]
  • A little late, but Mitchell Vande Sompel scored in Oshawa’s 5-2 win over North Bay on Friday. The Generals lost 4-1 to the Ottawa ‘67s last night.
  • Another couple of goals for David Quenneville, but Medicine Hat’s losing skid continues. [Medicine Hat News]
  • Hey, remember that Hofstra-Kentucky basketball game that was supposed to open the renovated Nassau Coliseum this weekend. Yeah, about that... [Newsday]

Other NHL News

  • Last night’s NHL scores.
  • The Avalanche had a very bad trip to Montreal, losing 10-1 to the Canadiens. Colorado was down 6-1 after the first, and much-maligned Max Pacioretty finished with four goals. [EOTP | Unhappy MHH]
  • Winnipeg must have enjoyed the Islanders gameplan, because they basically did the same thing in a 6-2 loss to Calgary. [M&G]
  • You might not know it, but outside of games against the Islanders, the Lightning are having a tough go of it this season. They also have an issue developing first rounders. [Raw Charge]
  • Should the Blackhawks retire Steve Larmer's number? Steve Larmer doesn't think so. [SCH]
  • RIP former Flyers coach Bill Dineen, the head of a legendary hockey family. [Flyers]
  • That Radko Gudas is always trying to find new and innovate ways to hurt people. His latest move is a headbutt to an opponent's crotch. [Deadspin feat. SBN's own Pat Iversen]