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Islanders News: Get a haircut and get a real job; Greiss & Halak on World Cup

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Even Zetterberg was terrified of Martin's hair.
Even Zetterberg was terrified of Martin's hair.
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It's the Friday before Labor Day. Whether you have a half day or full, may your extended weekend start quickly.

Islanders links

  • Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak are ready and geared up for the World Cup. [Islanders]
  • The World Cup uniform numbers are out and John Tavares will once again don his international preference, No. 20. []
  • Congrats to the Baileys

  • Unlock Bob Nystrom in EA Sports NHL 17 by collecting a bunch of in-game Islanders items. [EA Sports]
  • Matt Martin is no longer an Islander and his flow is no longer sick. [PPP]
  • Whattaya think, Cal?

  • Martin's Poker Tournament is just days away and newly-added guests include Rick DiPietro, Pat LaFontaine and Long Islander Mike Komisarek. If Rick shows up in that paisley jacket, find another table. It's magic.
  • Another Long Islander - Selden's Chris Stemke, who played for the Jr. Islanders and went to Stony Brook - will attend camp for the ECHL's Elmira Jackals.

Other linkage

  • Henrik Zetterberg is out of the World Cup due to an injury. Calgary's Mikael Backlund will play in his stead. [WIIM]
  • Apparently, Sidney Crosby would like to keep the Stanley Cup for another year. []
  • Devils prospect Ben Johnson was found guilty of sexual assault and the team is in the process of terminating his contract. [AATJ]
  • Lou Lamoriello and the Leafs enter Year Two more comfortable with each other. Easy for them to say. Ask Matt Martin's hair. []