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Islanders News: Hamonic for Eberle?; Brush your teeth!

It's JUUUUUUUNE *George Costanza dancing in the street*

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Good morning and happy Monday. Today, we work. Tonight, we watch hockey. Specifically, Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville. The Predators look to even the series, while the Penguins hope to head home with a 3-1 lead.

News of the Islanders

  • We begin with the latest installment in the "Why I'm an Islanders Fan" series, heading off to Flagstaff, Arizona in the late 1970s with rcsharp71. [LHH]
  • Edmonton Journal scribe David Staples also mentions Travis Hamonic as a possible acquisition should the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle, but thinks they ultimately won't move him. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Andrew Rowe, who has been with the Sound Tigers for a couple seasons, has decided to take his talents to the cold winters of Sweden. [Soundin' Off]
  • Good news, and only slightly related to the current Islanders: Kyle Okposo has visited Sabres facilities for the first time since his illness, and was in "good spirits."
  • Anders Lee will participate in Da Beauty League in his hometown of Edina, Minnesota, along with many other current Minnesotan NHLers, in this summer tournament's return. [Sun Current]

News of the World (of Hockey)

  • See, now this is the kind of drama I'm talking about! Sidney Crosby reportedly told P.K. Subban that his breath smells at some point during or after Game 3. [SBN] ... Or did he?!?! Because Sid says P.K. made that up. [SBN] Personally, I imagine Sid said something quite rude and offensive and P.K. is covering for him, which makes Sid calling Bad Breath-gate all the more confusing/dumb.
  • Regardless, Nashville's Game 3 victory will go down into their young and not all that extensive lore. [Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile, Nashville seems like a fun-as-hell city that I now need to visit. Its fun, partying lifestyle has helped push the Preds, for some reason, according to Puck Daddy.
  • Good ol' Brooksie thinks the Devils best shot at a good return for Ilya Kovalchuk is a deal with the Rangers. Who'd've thunk it? [New York Post]
  • A draft profile on 6'4" Finnish winger Kristian Vesalainen. And after reading through, I gotta say: I still have no idea who he is. [HEOTP]
  • And finally, a fantastic account of how the North Dakota Women's Hockey Team was born, rose up, and solidified itself as a strong program before its unfortunate termination. [Grand Forks Herald]