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Some Spring Break.

Watch your arm, dude.
Watch your arm, dude.
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Oh, you know. Just the usual quiet Islanders offseason.

Putting on Weight

Other Islanders Stuff

  • So the Barclays people want the Islanders to play at Nassau Coliseum again, despite all the reasons why they shouldn't. This will never end. [LHH | Newsday]
  • Lots of people bought Tavares jerseys last season. [Newsday]
  • There might be an NHL preseason game played in Oshawa and Tavares could be a major reason why. [Durham Region]
  • Casey Cizikas is among the NHL players ESPN asked about their scars. Caution: this is a little gross.
  • Hockey Buzz plays some very informative Islanders Jeopardy.
  • Sound Tigers notes include Christopher Gibson taking shots at practice (phew). Their final two games of the season are Friday and Saturday. [Soundin' Off]

Around the NHL

  • Last night’s scores. Playoffs! Already with two OT games.
  • We got polls here for the Eastern Conference series. Enjoy them. This is the best time of year.
  • The Oilers sold tickets for fans to stand in the Rogers Place concourse, which is just as bad an idea as you think it is. [C&B]
  • Coach moves: What's old is new again as Ken Hitchcock reportedly returns to Dallas [DFD | DMN]. And what's new is...uh, new again as Gerard Gallant will be the first coach of the Golden Knights. [LVRJ]
  • 30 Thoughts includes Elliotte Friedman's award picks and tons of other info.
  • Sabres GM Tim Murray minces no words in describing a disappointing season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Mike Futa, who was mentioned on yesterday's Islanders Anxiety, is now officially the Kings' Assistant GM. [Kings]
  • The 1930 Chicago Blackhawks staged a Stanley Cup upset for the ages. [GHL]