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Islanders News: Sorokin at Worlds; GM rankings; Pee jokes

The Internet can be truly wonderful sometimes, folks.

Hey wait, who are you again?
Hey wait, who are you again?
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Ahoy, maties. For those who care, it is May 4th, Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you). The Rangers and Senators play the only game on the docket tonight, a 7:30 p.m. start on NBCSN.

Islanders News

  • Tickets for the annual Islanders Blue & White Scrimmage in June have gone on sale, and you can buy them here. No telling if Ryan Pulock will be allowed to play.
  • Ilya Sorokin will be joining Team Russia for the 2017 World Championships, which is cool, but like Dan says, "PLEASE DON'T GET HURT BUD." [LHH | Islanders]
  • LATE ADD: Between the excitement over urine and my mental faculties not being fully ready at 6:30 a.m., I forgot to add Bryan Trottier and Paul Coffey playing air hockey!

The Playoffs: Urine for a Real Treat

  • The brand-spanking-new Rogers Place in Edmonton has amazingly had issues issues with bathroom lines (how do they mess that up in a new arena?) so they decided to eliminate women's bathrooms, for some reason. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Edmonton Journal's David Staples, in all his infinite wisdom, had a better idea:

  • As you can imagine, the Internet had a field day with it, because Piss Twitter is evidently some of the best Twitter there is. Just a steady stream of tweets (btw I stole both that joke and the headline joke from Pee-Pee Twitter):

  • Last night's NHL scores. The Penguins beat the Capitals without Sidney Crosby (3-1 PIT) and the Ducks beat the Oilers less than a minute into overtime (TIED 2-2).
  • Before the Pens-Caps game, Phil Kessel was challenged to a game of Mario Kart by Jay Beagle, whom he'd previously called an 'idiot.' [SBN]

Elsewhere in Hockey

  • A comprehensive list of the top 20 RFAs of this summer. Calvin de Haan makes the Honorable Mention section. [Sportsnet]
  • Gary Lawless, a TSN writer who was based in Winnipeg (and who apparently has me blocked on the ol' Tweeter), has taken a job with the Media Relations team of the Vegas Golden Knights. Here's his first column. [Golden Knights]
  • Former Isles prospect Andrey Pedan signed a one-year contract to remain with the Canucks organization. [CanucksArmy]
  • Bruce Boudreau met the lofty expectations he arrived with in Minnesota this season, despite the Wild running into fiery-hot Jake Allen in the First Round. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Cool stuff: Chris Watkins and Carolyn Wilke have devised a metric to rate GMs throughout the NHL for Hockey Graphs. Part 1 details the methodology of how they arrived at their single number (a rating out of 5) and Part 2 reveals its data. As you might imagine, Garth Snow doesn't rank... favorably.
  • And finally, Claude Giroux helped a hockey team in his hometown, Hearst, Ontario, get off the ground with a hefty donation and they responded by designing their logo and jerseys in his honor. Like, really specifically in his honor. [BSH]