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Islanders News: Five of a (lousy) kind; Bellows’ big week; Workout with Weidman

Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

Pittsburgh Pengiuns v New York Islanders Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

I don’t even want to talk about it. I mean, I do, but I don’t. I recommend everyone who can spend the day sledding.

If we get injury updates on Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd or Ryan Pulock, we’ll post ‘em.

Islanders stuff

  • If you wanna watch these, here they are:
  • Doug Weight still has faith in Thomas Greiss. [Newsday]
  • Deciphering Weight’s post-game comments paints a depressing picture. [IPB]
  • Yeah, no kidding. [The Hockey News]
  • Our first Tavares Encyclopedia update for 2018 gets Matt Martin’s feelings on what Tavares’s feelings might be.
  • Anthony Beauvillier tied the game with seconds left but the Sound Tigers lost in OT. [CT Post]
  • Kellen Jones scored in the shootout to give the Railers a 4-3 win over Adirondack. [Telegram]
  • Games in Philadelphia mean great pictures from friend of the blog, Kate Frese. [BSH]

World Juniors wrap-up

  • The only positive surrounding the Islanders these days has been Kieffer Bellows, who set a Team USA record with nine goals at the World Junior Championship. The Americans won the bronze medal by obliterating the Czechs 9-3. [LHH | SBN | AP]
  • Canada took home the gold after a 3-1 win over Sweden. [SBN]
  • Swedish captain Lias Andersson (Rangers pick, son of former Islander Niklas) didn’t take the loss too well and - literally - threw his silver medal into the crowd. This one’s going to be a topic of conversation for a loooooong time. [SBN]
  • Ha!

In news of competent NHL teams

  • Last night’s scores. Who cares?
  • Connor McDavid has learned how to harness the Speed Force. [Sporting News]
  • Former team Canada goalie Kendra Fisher talks about the pressure of being an elite netminder and the often difficult affect it had on her life. [Players Trib]