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Islanders News: Now, at long last, it is time to talk about the goaltending

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Ineffectively wild.

I don't wanna talk about it.
I don't wanna talk about it.
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So close. And yet, so Nino. Happy Friday.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Wilderness
  • So, coach. What was your impression of Dave Kingman's Jaroslav Halak's performance?

  • Because he loves to torture you, Arthur Staple catches up with Nino Niederreiter to reminisce about his Islanders time. [Newsday]
  • Andrew Ladd is finding his place on the Islanders and Alan Quine is helping. [Islanders]
  • Sound Tigers notes including a health update on Christopher Gibson, who is on Long Island to see some doctors. [Soundin' Off]

World Junior

  • Mathew Barzal scored twice for Canada, but, uh, Lightning draft pick Taylor Raddysh had four (4) goals in a 10-2 rout of Latvia yesterday. Canada looks pretty good this year. [Sportsnet]
  • Clayton Keller and Team USA beat Russia 3-2, as well. [Sportsnet]

Other stuff

  • Last night's NHL scores. So it's 12 straight for the Wild and 14 straight for the Blue Jackets. They play each other tomorrow night. Might want to set aside some New Year's Eve time for that.
  • The Senators retired Daniel Alfredsson's jersey last night because he's basically the team's best player post-1934. [SSS]
  • Shea Weber has made a habit out of avoiding supplemental discipline for dangerous hits like the one he laid on Vladimir Namestnikov this week. [Raw Charge]
  • Should the Lightning trade Valtteri Filppula for a few extra vowels? [Raw Charge]
  • Might be a good time for the Avalanche to hit the factory reset button. [TSN.ca]
  • Women's hockey deserves more attention, more dough and more showcases outside of only the Olympics. [ESPNW]
  • What started as a regular Fan Cave has become a full scale Maple Leafs museum and lecture center. Dreams do come true. [NY Times]