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Islanders News: Masked crusaders working overtime; Tavares thumb’s up

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Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders
Remember this guy?
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Today is Islanders Day in’s 31-in-31 series. Here are the stories that ran:

Other Islanders-kinda stuff

  • Lost in the news of a Thursday’s John Tavares interview was Arthur Staple’s notebook post about the surgery the captain had on his thumb (for an injury that happened two damn years ago) and how he’s been chatting with Weight all summer.
  • Meanwhile, Darren Dreger (of all people) feels there’s a good chance Tavares re-signs with the Islanders thanks to his comfort level with the owners and Garth Snow. [FanRag Sports | Encyclopedia]
  • Not that you would, but don’t forget about Nick Leddy when building your fantasy team this season. [Dobber]
  • Good lord, Jordan:
  • Not Islanders (yet!), but here’s your latest update on the Matt Duchene situation, which really hasn’t changed but whatever. [SBN]
  • The Hockey News doesn’t think too highly of the Islanders’ playoff hopes next season.


Farm club goalies Christopher Gibson and Kristers Gudlevskis are competing for coolest mask honors.

Remember M.A.S.K.? Guys with high-tech masks and cars that transformed into... other vehicles with, like, weapons and stuff? Man, that theme song is amazing.