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Islanders News: Minnesota nice; de Haan stays de Home; Coliseum in court; Tuesdays with John Scott

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Oh god. Please. No Mitch Albom.

This picture isn't from last night but who cares.
This picture isn't from last night but who cares.
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

So long State of Hockey. The Islanders are coming to Calgary for a Thursday night game at the 'Dome.

Islanders linkage

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Wilderness
  • Calvin de Haan's injury was worse than originally thought so he stayed home. [Newsday]
  • Shannon Hogan talks with the many Minnesota guys on the Islanders and shares some cold weather stories. [MSG]
  • Before you come up with a crazy trade proposal for Monday's deadline, let's talk about what the Islanders have to actually trade. [LHH]
  • Altar of Bossy looks back at the rebuild and ahead at plugging the inevitable holes.
  • Islanders Insight urges fans to forget the noise and focus on the goal: winning playoff rounds.
  • This might come as a great shock to many of you, but the Nassau Coliseum rebuild has hit a small legal snag. [ | Newsday]
  • Brent Thompson was FIRED UP at Sound Tigers practice (and not because Ryan Pulock didn't play in Minnesota). [CT Post & Soundin' Off]
  • The official site rounds up the prospects.
  • Eamon McAdam has been sharing a crease but it might be time for him to be Penn State's No. 1. [Daily Collegian]


  • The Capitals picked up some depth, dealing a 2017 pick for Buffalo defenseman Mike Weber. [Japers]
  • Incredible! Donald Trump stops by Broad Street Hockey to recap last night's Flyers-Hurricanes game. Great recap. A tremendous recap, really.
  • Yo, Joe Blandisi of the Devils needs some serious acting lessons. [SBN]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts covers deadline scuttlebutt and coaches challenges.
  • John Tortorella hates the coaches challenge, too. [Jackets Xtra]
  • Looking for a Hurricane to add at the deadline? Jeff Skinner's still got the goods. []
  • So, too, does Mark Streit for that matter. But will the Flyers move him? [BSH]
  • If you watched the Wild-Blackhawks Stadium Series game, you are part of a very small (and dwindling) club. [Awful Announcing]
  • Dallas GM Jim Nill foresees a quiet deadline for his club. []
  • Meanwhile in Edmonton, Peter Chiarelli has put almost his entire roster on notice. [Oilers Nation]
  • The NWHL playoffs are around the corner and the last place Riveters might need a change behind the bench. [TSS]
  • A movie about John Scott is happening, and the people in charge of it are responsible for some treacly, maudlin shit that's going to make a potentially fun movie suck on hot ice. [SBN]
  • Generally speaking, leaving a game in handcuffs isn't a good look. [SBN]
  • Doc Emrick re-connects his hero: 90-year-old Bob Chase, who's still calling games for the Fort Wayne Komets. [NBCSN]
  • So if anyone is going to be in San Jose on March 28 and wants to get me a Brent Burns Chia Pet, I'd be very appreciative. [The Score]

Yeah, most intermission walk-off interviews are terrible. But when ex-Predators tough guy Rich Clune returned to Nashville as a Maple Leaf, he had some words for current Preds tough guy Cody Bass that would make Randy "Macho Man" Savage proud.