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Islanders Gameday News: D shuffle, Leddy lifts, Bridgeport goalie minutes

The Isles prepare for the first of two against the Flyers, who lost at home last night.

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NHL: New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes
Almost like these two should never have been split.
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The Islanders head into Thanksgiving hosting the struggling Flyers for the first half of a home-and-home that straddles the U.S. holiday. Blueline changes? Yes, and a healthy Cal Clutterbuck:

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Islanders Reading

  • After a slow start last season {cough} Capuano messing with pairings {cough}, Nick Leddy has come on strong through the first 20 games. [Newsday]
  • Compton and Carver on the Isles Seat podcast talk to Brendan Burke and discuss how legit the Isles are, no doubt concluding 2 legit 2 quit. [Sound Cloud / Isles Seat]
  • Our own Dan Saraceni of Golden Girls Sports fame was the guest on the PTIsles podcast. [Sound Cloud]
  • Chris Botta recalls the many parts of Islanders Country past and present for which to give thanks. [SNY]
  • The Sound Tigers goalies have been playing less than 60-minute games, but it’s totally not their fault. [CT Post]
  • The hotness of Devon Toews is featured in this week’s Bridgeport report. [Isles]


Last night’s scores include the Flyers losing at home — using both goalies — vs. the Canucks, and the Oilers looking lifeless as they were smoked by the Blues.

  • Speaking of undersized hotness, Johnny Gaudreau right now. [Puck Daddy]
  • PK Subban faces the Canadiens in Nashville for the first time, and he has nothing but warm and rational words to say about his trade counterpart, Shea Weber. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s totally unlikely, but would the Leafs, after apparent interest in Travis Hamonic over the summer and Zdeno Chara too, go after Weber? [TSN]
  • The Red Wings feel they are turning a corner after last season’s disappointment. Alas, no quote from Frans in this one. [NHL]
  • Down Goes Brown discusses early awards favorites based on the first quarter. [Sportsnet]
  • Jaromir Jagr says don’t call it a farewell tour, he’s been here before. [NHL]
  • This was discussed some in comments yesterday, but apparently the Leafs thought it was “grey” whether it’s goalie interference when your player spears the opposing goalie into the net. [Sportsnet] It was the right call. [Puck Daddy]

An FYI for anyone attending tonight: