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Islanders Gameday News: Berube-ube, young guns, Rose rants, Juhaha

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Tonight the Isles take on the Michael Keaton-coached Lightning.

2 Legit.
2 Legit.
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The losing streak is over, but the word "slump" is still a candidate until you kill it really good like. So as the Islanders head into a back-to-back in Tampa and Raleigh, they'll be needing points from these games.

Leave your FIG Picks for tonight in Tampa here.

Islanders Reads

  • Say, this J-F Berube kid can play. [NHL]
  • Up front, the Isles are still waiting for their young guns to produce. [Newsday]
  • "Last season was worthless if you don't learn from it," says Matt Martin. [IPB - SNY]
  • Before the win over the tired and traveling and bad Senators, the power rankings were unkind to the Isles. [LHH]
  • In case you missed it the other night...Ja Rule digging the Isles. [SB Nation]
  • This Elliotte Friedman praise for Erik Karlsson and his need to maybe emphasize defense contains some praise for John Tavares' alleged embrace of the same. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The best of Howie Rose's rants. [Islanders Insight]
  • Luke Juha follows Eamon from Penn State to Bridgeport. [Black Shoe Diaries | BST]
  • Islanders Insight viewing party this Saturday. [Facebook]
  • Not hockey: The Long Island Nets D-League team unveiled their jerseys yesterday, and will play in Nassau Coliseum in 2017, so sayeth Yormark. [Newsday]

Prospect Reads

There was a time when this is all we'd care about this time of year. Thankfully these days the Islanders are in the playoff picture.

  • Lots of Islanders prospects in junior and college playoffs, is what we're saying. [LHH]
  • It's high time you get to know Doyle Somerby a little better. [Daily Free Press]
  • Josh Ho-Sang helped the IceDogs beat Ottawa in the series opener. [St. Catherines Standard]
  • Mathew Barzal and Seattle face Prince George in the WHL playoffs. [Kent Reporter]
  • The Frontenacs are counting on Memorial Cup winner Michael Dal Colle to help lead a long playoff run. [Whig-Standard]
  • Mitch Vande Sompel was recognized in the OHL coaches poll. [Oshawa Express]

Beyond the Road and the Kids

  • Good on the Devils, they shut out the Pens 3-0. [NHL]
  • The Flyers won, too. [NHL]
  • When your grandpa sees your first NHL goal and tears up... [SB Nation]
  • When Roberto Luongo knows you and robs you with the glove and makes you smell the glove. [SB Nation]
  • The Panthers took over first in the Atlantic and handed the Bruins their 5th straight loss, by the way. [NHL]
  • Analyzing the differences between wild card contenders Detroit and Philadelphia. [NHL]
  • Jonathan Drouin was a healthy scratch in the AHL for Josh Ho-Sang training camp reasons. [Raw Charge]
  • How Quinnipiac became the top NCAA hockey team. [Vice]
  • Women in hockey are being heard, but not enough. [PPP]
  • The NHL's least favorite/most common "no-trade" destinations. [E$PN]
  • The Rangers won't win without changing their blueline, thankfully. [TSN]