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Islanders News: Turbulent flight; Streit on Tavares; Barclays rosy

I got nuthin'.

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The Islanders' next game is Wednesday versus Ottawa, a team they have never beaten regularly in the 23-year history of that franchise. Really looking forward to that one.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | NY Times | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | BSH
  • Mark Streit reflects on John Tavares then and now. [Newsday]
  • Tavares and others reflect on the first 500 games of the Islanders' captain's career. Please play another 5-6-7-8-900 games as an Islander thank you sir. [Islanders | The Top 10 Tavares moments]
  • Brett Yormark had a Q & A with reporters before the game and said a few pleasant things including the arena being happy with attendance, a "hockey-centric" group helping the gameday experience, more weekend games and having engineers look at possible changes. [AP.org]
  • Shannon Hogan loves to visit Nashville and not just for work. [MSG Networks]

Who Cares

  • The Rangers got a little defensive help from a ref last night. [CBS Sports]
  • Taylor Hall hasn't quite been himself since about December. What gives? [Edm. Jou]
  • Meanwhile, Toronto loves their kids and the look of the Leafs' future. [TSN.ca]
  • Frank Seravalli covers a lot of topics including the lottery and possible expansion draft trade rules. [TSN.ca]
  • Guess what: building a Cup champion means spending at least some money. [Sportsnet]
  • Mike Fisher played in his 1,000th game last night but Carrie Underwood wasn't the only music superstar in the house. [Puck Daddy]
  • Twitter turned 10 yesterday and even though it's often a disgusting boiling cesspool of fetid human (and sometimes in-human) garbage, there have been some fun hockey moments on it. [Puck Daddy]
  • Never forget Lighthouse Hockey's greatest twitter moment: Keith, Mark and former GM Neil Smith star in "GFY: A fan interaction story." [Deadspin]