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Islanders News: Contrite Tavares; Boychuk on the way; Pulock, but not broken

And starring Tilda Swinton as both Sedin Twins.

Shake it off.
Shake it off.
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Clear your afternoons this weekend. Saturday in Detroit, Sunday vs. Edmonton (with a ton of available tickets for those with no Super Bowl plans).

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday has Tavares putting the GWG on his shoulders | Islanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Japers
  • Oh, was that your head, Tom Wilson? Didn't see it there. Sorry. [LHH]
  • Johnny Boychuk inches back to the Islanders ever so slowly. Soon, though. [Newsday]
  • Meanwhile on the farm, Ryan Pulock is fine and the injury that kept him out of the AHL All Star Game wasn't serious. [CT Post]
  • Anthony Beauvillier had a three point night on two goals and an assist in Shawinigan's 7-5 win over Charlottetown. [MetroNews]
  • Bid on a John Tavares signed stick in the Peterborough Petes Pink in the Rink silent auction. [Peterborough Examiner]

Around the Boards

  • Claude Giroux has a lot of love to give. [SBN]
  • The problems for continue, and the fine print includes some scare tactics. [Deadspin]
  • The SBN Blog Council convenes to predict the future...future...future...
  • What went into Dennis Wideman's 20-game suspension [Sportsnet] and the appeal the NHLPA is filing [M&G]
  • What kind of stats make a guy a "playmaker?" [Hockey Graphs]
  • Looking back at the offseasons of the Metro Division teams. [NHL Numbers]
  • Senators fans offer their idea about what the team's problem is in an interesting forum at Silver Seven.
  • The Devils' run to the 1995 Cup was a dramatic one [] and the man who build the Martin Brodeur statue that will sit outside of Prudential Center is living a storybook of his own. []
  • Brendan Shanahan is putting his stamp on the Maple Leafs, even in their new logo. [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Pronman on the top 30 draft prospects [E$PN IN$IDER$]
  • Should the Oilers explore trading Darnell Nurse? [C&B]
  • The current Habs are in a bad way, so they've decided to honor a historic era for the franchise: last October and November. [Zeitgeist]
  • But they're not alone. The playoffs could be Canadian team free. []
  • There's a battle going on over a community rink in Nashville that's left a lot of kids and rec players without a sheet to play on. [OTF]
  • The most important article you will ever read about hockey players that look like actress Tilda Swinton. [The Canafornians]