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Islanders Gameday News: It can’t get any worse. Can it? (yes, it can)

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Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

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New York Islanders v Columbus Blue Jackets
Believe it or not, this didn’t result in a goal.
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Well that sucked. I’m still pissed off, to be quite honest. Might be a good idea to get a win today.

If you’re going to Barclays today for the home opener, try to have fun. Leave your FIG picks for tonight’s game here.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: Please welcome Skyler to LHH by reading this rational recap | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | The Cannon
  • Doug Weight’s post-game meet up with Shannon Hogan was honest and even-keeled. Better hope it works. [MSG Network]
  • A new season means a whole new gallery of Post-Game Re-Cats at our Facebook page. Check them out and give us a like or follow us or whatever.
  • Let’s hope these stories about Josh Ho-Sang being a healthy scratch are the only ones we read for a long while. [Newsday | NY Post]
  • The Isle Seat podcast got me all pumped up before the game. And then... Anyway, it’s really good.
  • The Sound Tigers start their season tonight, and naturally, Michael Fornabaio is all over it: Devon Toews wants to be the next to graduate to the big club | Steven Gionta and Steve Bernier are back for leadership and stuff | Ben Holmstrom is once again captain, and Seth Helgeson gets an “A.” | Other Bridgeport notes
  • This will make you smile: How The Mighty Ducks made an Islanders fan. [FanPost]
  • Mike wants YOU to help out with the LHH Power Rankings. [just picture him pointing at you like Uncle Sam]
  • If you’re on camera at a game, this company can recognize your face and provide you with a copy of the clip. Works with Barclays Center’s Jumbotron, too. [TvTechnology]

Other stuff

  • Last night’s NHL scores: Congrats to the Golden Knights, who beat Dallas 2-1 in their first ever regular season game. As for the Stars... woof.
  • Vegas’s incredibly stupid cable dispute was ended at the last possible minute. But a lot of people in town didn’t get to watch the game. [Knights on Ice]
  • The Flyers made some weird roster decisions on opening night, too. [BSH]
  • Andreas Athanasiou is working out with a Swiss club because the Red Wings still haven’t signed him. [WIIM]
  • Some GMs will have their jobs forever and some could get fired at any time. [Vice]
  • Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk scored his first goal and his dad Louie was in tears. [SBN]
  • This might not make you smile. One pick after the Islanders took Taylor Cammarata, who’s no longer with the organization, the Penguins drafted Jake Guentzel. [Penguins]
  • The Canucks suck. [Vancouver Courier]

Shane Prince and Allan Quine rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.