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Islanders News: Zen goalie and the art of consistency maintenance

Also, the Yes! Yes! Yes! man retires.

Great shooter but even greater roomer.
Great shooter but even greater roomer.
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It's Islanders gameday, which means more anxiety. But we have some audio anxiety posting later this morning.

Leave your FIG Picks for tonight over yonder.

Islanders Reads
  • Jack Capuano talks about consistency and Thomas Greiss talks zen about when he starts and when he doesn't. Capuano: "The last eight games we played some pretty good hockey. I know that our record is not perfect in that stretch, but if we play like that we’re going to win hockey games.’’ [Newsday]
  • Johnny Boychuk the Defenseman's return also means Johnny Boychuk the Good In The Room is back. [ESPN In$ider]
  • Better late than never, what solace Oilers fans can take from the Sunday thumping by the Islanders. [Copper n Blue]
  • The Malcolm Subban injury doesn't have Sound Tigers fearing for their equipment, nor adopting "danglers." [CT Post]
  • Otherwise, no major updates from Bridgeport, though Scott Mayfield rejoined the squad. [Soundin' Off]
  • How does the Dustin Byfuglien contract affect their chances, and potential, to be Travis Hamonic's landing spot? [LHH]
  • The price of those 229 obstructed view tickets is going up. [Isles Blog]
  • Michael Grabner suprirsed his old billet family with Super Bowl tickets. [Fox]
  • Playmobil is putting 12 more NHL teams on its roster, including the Islanders. [Toyland]
  • Hey, anyone know the origin of this Fisherman logo "Borke"? [Fanshot]
Yes! Yes! Yes!

Daniel Bryan, the wrestler whose underdog story inspires and whose "Yes! Yes! Yes!" inspired the chant after Islanders goals, has retired. The Islanders salute:

Beyond the Island
  • Jackets fans try to find the positives. [Jackets Cannon]
  • Aleksander Barkov is out after a crushing hit by Justin Abdelkader. [Puck Daddy]
  • Alain Vigneault was P.I. Pissed at no NHL response for Wayne Simmonds' punch to Ryan McDonagh and stick throwing tantrum that followed. [Daily News | Post]
  • Milan Lucic recalls his wife texting him that maybe he was traded but maybe it was just a random guy with a dog face profile on Twitter spreading rumors. [SCOC]
  • There was more to the Lucic revisit to Boston, including the hope he'll stay a King forever. [LA Times]
  • This Vegas would-be owner is totally ready for an expansion team, though an interesting topic is how he'll get his players and how much he'll be allowed to spend starting from scratch in a cap league. [Puck Daddy]
  • The week in the Metro. [All About the Jersey]
  • Lots of eyes on Gary Bettman's decision int he appeal of the Wideman suspension. Also: if you're a high school parent attacking a referee, you're a worthless piece of Avery. [TSN]
  • I'm Anaheim I got defensemen galore, you may have a lot of d-men but I got much more. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Jets are bad (not as bad as the Jackets) but should be fixable. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Blues placed Alex Pietrangelo on IR. [stltoday]
  • Those Riveters, they continue to fall. [Victory Press]
  • The tale of an American hockey fan (or two, or three) in Finland for the WJC. [SCOC]