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Islanders News: Back to Earth; Hot for Scott; Song of the Future

And now, the rest of the NHL season. Buckle up.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders links

  • John Tavares had a fun but quiet Sunday at the All Star Game, when every NHL player took a back seat to John Scott. [LHH]
  • Tavares liked the 3-on-3 [Newsday] and has some nice things to say about rival Ranger Ryan McDonagh. [NY Daily News]
  • A recap of his weekend including his Saturday night sharp shootin'. [Islanders]
  • Mark's look at the Islanders history with Russian prospects ends with the Garth Snow era. Part I is here.
  • Fancy! The Islanders weighted SAT through 47 games has some unlikely positives. [FanPost]
  • Look for some stats to level out or even rebound in his final stretch. [The Hockey Writers]
  • In his UFA year, Frans Nielsen is having his best statistical season. [TSS]
  • John Tavares still thinks about last season's Game 7 against the Capitals, just like you do. [NY Post]
  • Another goal for Michael Dal Colle as Kingston loses a marathon nine-player shootout to Peterborough. [Whig]
  • Joshua Ho-Sang gets a new linemate and an assist in Niagara's loss to Hamilton. [St. Cath St.]
  • Eamon McAdam takes the loss, but had a remarkable game against Michigan. [BSD]
  • Islanders draft pick Andong Song is front-and-center in China's hockey evolution. [NY Times]
  • Toronto Star tours Brooklyn's dive bars and Barclays Center.

Other stuff

  • If you're gonna read one John Scott piece, make it this one by Sean Gentille of the Sporting News. And Winging It In Motown collects cool pictures of the game.
  • Next year's game will be in Los Angeles, so get ready for bro-rock bands and Hollywood flavors of the month! [JFTC]
  • The AHL All Star Skills competition was last night, and the game is tonight. Alan Quine is your Bridgeport rep, replacing injured Ryan Pulock. [The AHL]. Ex-Sound Tigers Yann Danis and Dustin Jeffrey remember their time there. [CT Post]
  • That tricky Canadian dollar might be holding up the NHL's expansion plans. [NY Post]
  • Prepare for Dennis Wideman versus the Referees Union as we await his disciplinary decision. [Sportsnet]
  • Seven more years of Bettmania! []