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Islanders News: The illegal weapons ferry was at 2:30

Tavares, Duchene and pray for rain.

Colorado Avalanche v New York Islanders
The beard speaks.
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Happy Saturday.

Islanders stuff

  • Arthur Staple answers your questions about goalies, line-ups and Tavares, Tavares, Tavares.
  • The Islanders ECHL affiliate, the Worcester Railers, have two new defensemen, both from Providence College [Telegram | Railers], and a home on the radio. [Worcester Mag]
  • Here’s Andrew Ladd’s appearance on NHL Network:

Beyond Brooklyn

  • The Oilers win the Olli Jokinen Jussi Jokinen (jesus christ, I’m an idiot) sweepstakes with a one-year deal. [C&B]
  • Your daily Matt Duchene updates: MHH rounds up some reports | BSN Denver does its own mailbag with some harsh criticism of the player’s reputation.
  • The Hockey News uses maths to see which teams improved so far this offseason. The Islanders’ place on the list may surprise you (and no, it doesn’t mean a whole lot right now but it’s something).
  • “One-way” deals mean a player makes the same money whether he plays in the NHL or the AHL. They’re also an effective way to keep other GMs from taking those players off waivers. [EOTP]
  • Wild prospect Kirill Karizov will also head back to the KHL for three years. It’s all the rage these days. [PHT | Star Trib]
  • Why the hell did the Maple Leafs give grinder Zach Hyman a partial no-movement clause? Because hockey. [SBN]
  • Happy retirement to Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein, who I can no longer make Kevin Kline jokes about. [SBN].
  • Like Pepperidge Farm, Dan Girardi Remembers (and is still pretty shocked he got bought out). [PHT | Sporting News]
  • Miro Satan is now the Slovakian National Team’s general manager. [IIHF]
  • Down Goes Brown wants to bring some Price is Right to the NHL.

What are you doing here? Spider-Man: Homecoming is out, the Castlevania animated series is out on Netflix and a bunch of official Prince videos have been released on YouTube. That’s a lot of entertainment.