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Islanders News: This is not going to go the way you think

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Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

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Late Bits today but I had a good excuse: I went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It was good. It’s also Sunday and there are no Metro Division games on the schedule so it’s a good day to enjoy some hockey.

The Islanders’ next game is Tuesday versus Detroit.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny
  • Arthur Staple reports that an answer on the Belmont Park RFP could be made, “possibly before the calendar flips to 2018.” That will have a great impact on John Tavares among many others.
  • And a bonus Skinny about Islanders teammates hitting the 40-point mark.
  • I mean, if we’re counting Anthony Beauvillier than yeah, I guess. But the rest of that unit ain’t so young. [NY Post]
  • Could this be an All Star season for Josh Bailey? Wow. [The Hockey News]
  • Sebastian Aho’s OT goal gave the Sound Tigers a 3-2 win over the Baby Pens. [BST | Soundin’ Off]
  • The Railers won 5-1 over Adirondac. Patrick McNally is having some kind of weekend. [Telegram]

Other readings

  • Last night’s NHL scores. Everybody in the Metro won except for Columbus who were playing Carolina.
  • Everyone sat outside in the freezing cold to watch the Sens shutout the Habs 3-0 in a CFL Stadium. [Silver Seven]
  • I don’t know if it was the game or the frostbite, but the conversation on the Senators radio broadcast got a little wild. [Deadspin]
  • How your hockey related revenue sausage is made. I think. [Canucks Army]
  • The giant octopus from Joe Louis Arena sold for over $7,000. Hope somebody’s got a nice, big attic. [Freep]
  • The Hamonics have introduced a new charity program that will benefit Indigenous children from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. [Flames]