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Islanders News: Make room for Johnny; Words from Garth; Islanders from across the Atlantic

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……………………………………………………………………………………………………..I loved that.

You sure your street is this way?
You sure your street is this way?
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Islanders links

  • John Tavares warmed all of our hearts by saying he would like to finish his career (many years from now, we hope) as an Islander. Let's make that happen. [LHH | NHL. com | Sportsnet]
  • Les Beaver gets us an up-close-behind-the-scenes look into the auditions for Howie Rose's old job. [Zeitgeist]
  • Las Vegas GM George McPhee reveals what Garth Snow said to him when he took his new job. Or, at least, what printable thing he said. [ESPN]
  • More arena stuff: Neil deMause of Field of Schemes disseminates the Islanders chances of leaving Brooklyn once at his own site and again at Vice Sports. | If Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin want to continue to explore their options, they should keep it quiet and, preferably, quick. [Insight]


Non-Tavares Team News

  • Here are some other Islanders worth rooting for: The Falkland Islands, the smallest hockey nation. [NHL Numbers]
  • Boy Wonder Coyotes GM John Chayka takes a new age approach to his new job. [NHL.com]
  • I mean, one of these days, the Oilers have to actually improve. Right? [C&B]
  • How shot blocking on the penalty kill can harm or help goal prevention. [TSN.ca]
  • Keep digging that hole, Gary. But the C.T.E. questions aren't going away. [NY Times]
  • Why are some AHL teams spending money like there's no tomorrow? [PPP]
  • Sean Couturier gets a street named after him in his own town. Wonder if it's for defensive drivers only. [NHL.com]
  • SB Nation's upcoming women's hockey site is looking for staffers (and a name, BTW). Join the team. [SBN]

It says this slo-mo clip of Tavares doing his thing is from the Gatorade GCamp yesterday. But based on the ungodly sound that plays, it could be from the Negative Zone and with a frequency that can only be understood by the space exploring lion-like humanoid people of the planet Tyanna. Working to confirm.