Tonight at 8 pm on NBC is also the outdoor game between Detroit and Colorado from Coors Field. Hope the pitching holds up.
- The secret to Jaroslav Halak's resurgence? It might be his mask. [Newsday]
- Edmonton is Boychuk Country, and Johnny's family has some great stories. [Islanders]
- The Islanders have been lights out in third periods so far this season. But don't take my word for it, take Eric Hornick's.
- Possibly the most important thing to remember about Garth Snow and the Islanders this trade deadline is right here.
- The team and the LIRR are working to make train trips to Barclays Center more fun and interactive (and, possibly, more plentiful). [CBS NY]
- Bridgeport and its mostly makeshift defense got blown out by Providence 6-1. [CT Post | Sounding Off]
- Eamon McAdam has been nominated for the Mike Richter Award, honoring the NCAA's best goalie. Relax your irony alarm. [Onward State]
- Revisiting the Ryan Smyth trade of 2007. Now we know what Leboff will be reading all day today. [Hockey Writers]
- Anyone reading this from the San Diego area and wants to meet-up next week to watch the Islanders-Rangers game can check in here.
Other Teams Problems
- The Blackhawks continue to hoard UFAs, grabbing Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann from the Habs for a forward and a pick. [SCH]
- Chicago also picked up Christian Ehrhoff by sending Rob Scuderi to the Kings. Jewels from the Crown copes with the deal and implores Dean Lombardi to stop acquiring old people.
- Uncle Bob reports that the Blues have acquired Anders Nilsson from the Oilers because clearly Dom has somehow angered the Hockey Gods.
- New Jet (and former Blackhawk and Blue Jacket) Marko Dano could be a real find for Winnipeg. [AIH]
- Olli Maata has signed a nice contract extension with the Penguins. [Post-Gaz]
- Last night's Red Wings-Avalanche Stadium Series Alumni Game brought back a lot of old memories, but none of the bloodlust. They're too old for that shit now. [Puck Daddy on enemies shaking hands | Chris Chelios gives Avs fans a taste of their own booing]
- The Islanders' next opponents are living a sad existence, man. Geez, this is depressing. [Edm. Sun]
- Rangers legend Andy Bathgate, a Hall of Famer often stuck on bad teams throughout the 50's, passed away yesterday at 83. One of the true legends of New York hockey, he won a Cup with the Leafs in 1964. Rest in Peace. [NY Daily News]