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Islanders News: Grading the coaches; Greiss goes home; Sharks keep swimming

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TGIF

And another thing...
And another thing...
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Islanders readings

  • Arthur Staple examines the jobs the Islanders coaches and Garth Snow did this season in terms of both production and personal relations. [Newsday]
  • Our player evaluations continue with everyone's favorite chest hair puller, Eric Boulton. [LHH]
  • At the World Championships, Thomas Greiss gets to go home while Brock Nelson gets to play those dreaded Canucks. [LHH]
  • The Point Blank Podcast wraps up the season.
  • MSG runs down some of Howie Rose's Greatest Hits. And Brian from IPB has a few candidates in mind to replace Howie behind the mic.
  • Bill Torrey (and the bunch of people who aren't Bill Torrey) will receive a special honor from St. Lawrence University at their commencement this Sunday. [NorthCountryNow]

Friday Fun

  • The Sharks smothered the Blues again for their second straight shutout win and a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final. [Fear the Fin]
  • Jim Rutherford made some bold moves that have worked out for the Penguins. [TSN.ca]
  • In case you forgot, David Backes is a UFA at the end of this season. The Blues have a lot of things to think about. [TSN.ca]
  • It seems Kyle Quincey and Brad Richards will never again wear the winged wheel. [Hockey News]
  • Hockey Prospectus lists their top 60 draftable kids.
  • Some playoff teams are more cost-effective than others. [Original Six Analytics]
  • Standing between the NHL and Olympic participation are issues of who will insure the players. Don't they know that 15 minutes could save them 15% with Geico? [NY Times]
  • Hey, they're just like us: Penguins radio guy Phil Bourque thinks Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick are idiots, too. [Puck Daddy]
  • Meanwhile, Greg Wyshynski lays a burn so sick on Caps owner Ted Leonsis that the Wizards, Bullets and Generals felt it, too. [Deadspin]
  • Battle of California gets (very) down and (extremely) dirty on playoff beards.
  • A very cool and interesting long read about the New York Americans and the dogged Red Dutton, who believed in them when no one else did. [SI.com]