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Islanders Gameday News: Fire on the mountain

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Excuse me, Mrs. Hickey. Can Thomas come out and play?

Not so fast, Johnny.
Not so fast, Johnny.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight. 9 pm. Calgary. Islanders. FlamesFIG picks here.

Islanders reads

  • Call off the dogs. The Islanders power play appears to be alive and well. Also, Ryan Pulock is a possibility tonight (or Sunday) [Newsday]
  • Calgary guy Thomas Hickey talks about learning the game in his basement. [Islanders]
  • Video: Tuesday goal scorer Matt Martin talks to the NHL Tonight crew after the game. [NHL.com]
  • The Islanders want to see your beard. Good luck competing with the likes of Leddy, Strait or Clutterbuck. [Islanders]
  • USA Hockey and Islanders legend Pat LaFontaine talks about the importance of international competition is his career. [LHH]
  • Oh no the Islanders are leaving Brooklyn oh wait no they probably aren't. [NY Mag]
  • The team has introduced some new tech called the Islanders Desksite, which delivers video and other goodies right to your PC or laptop. Download it here.
  • A review of Barclays Center's app and its digital fan experience. [Sport Techie]
  • The Sound Tigers were off yesterday, still reeling from the angry Brent Thompson experience. [Soundin' Off]
  • Video: Matt Carkner remains a good dude as he coaches kids in a Connecticut youth hockey league. [BST YouTube]
  • For Michael Dal Colle, family is of paramount importance. [Whig]
  • An assist in Seattle's win over Vancouver gives Mathew Barzal a seven-game point streak. [My Northwest]
  • The Oshawa Express profiles Mitchell Vande Sompel.

Outside the Eye of the Storm

  • St. Louis cement head Ryan Reeves will sit three games for freight training San Jose's Matt Tennyson. [StL GT]
  • P.A. Parenteau will be going somewhere at the trade deadline. It's just a matter of where. [PPP]
  • Defenseman Scott Hannan, who you probably thought had already retired, has retired. [FTF]
  • Getting traded at the deadline can be a really surreal experience for some players. [SI.com]
  • Fired Wild coach Mike Yeo's seen some shit, man, and he gets a lot of it off his chest. [Star Trib]
  • Yeah, it'd be nice to add Ilya Kovalchuk, who seems to be on the outs with his KHL team. The problem is, it's kind of impossible because of some, like, rules and stuff. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's been a long year for the Boston Blades of the CWHL, going from champs last season to winless this season. What can their struggles tell us about the future of women's hockey? [SCoC]
  • A new stats site has appeared for your perusal: corisca.hockey.
  • NHL.com is looking a little weird these days, but that's because it's on GeoCities now. [Zeitgeist]