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Islanders News: Well, a fresh Monday thread

It’s not nothing, but it’s hardly something.

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Congrats on your contract, Ondrej.
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Good Monday to you. There’s really not much gone on since Saturday even, but here are few more bits to chew, and a fresh thread to populate.

Tangentially Islanders-Related

  • Video coverage of that beach hockey tournament Shane Prince helps put on in memory of a child lost to cancer. [WHEC]
  • How important is star power to Stanley Cup potential? The Islanders are among the teams with a “tier one” star, but... [THN]
  • In which Brooksie says the Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson extensions set the bar for Mika Zibanejad, and oh yeah maybe both Palat and Johnson could be packaged for a Tavares sell-off. [Post]
  • P.K. Subban’s L.A. dinner guests included Larry David, Doc Rivers and an Islanders scout, and I don’t really understand how high society works. [NHL]
  • New York legend and the “longest working sports broadcaster in history” Bob Wolff has died at age 96. [Newsday]

Not Even a Tangent

  • Nikita Zadorov talks with a blunt Russian interviewer on the Avalanche’s chances, his own career prospects, and why he’s not signed yet. [MHH]
  • The Red Wings believe they have the pieces in place to return to the playoffs. Won’t they be surprised. [NHL]
  • Um, yeah the Penguins aren’t trading Phil Kessel, thanks, says GM. [Puck Daddy]
  • The classy Sharks ran a full-page ad thanking Patrick Marleau but maybe they should’ve run it IN TORONTO WHERE HE LIVES NOW AMIRITE? [Fear the Fin]
  • The final year of Columbus coach John Tortorella’s contract (largely picked up by the Canucks, who signed it and then quickly regretted it) provides fascinating fodder now that top coaches like Mike Babcock make over $6 million per year. [Puck Daddy]