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Islanders News: A show about nothing; Jets take off; Dubas step

Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

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Winnipeg Jets v New York Islanders
Remember when the Islanders blew these guys out? Fun times.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Happy Friday.

Islanders Stuff

  • Arthur Staple gives us an update on all the things the Islanders have going on right now. It’s a very concise list. [The Athletic]
  • Cover your ears: Dangle is on the Tavares train again. [Sportsnet | Encyclopedia update with the above two items]
  • Bridgeport’s Travis St. Denis was rewarded for a good season and is gaining attention within the organization. [CT Post]
  • The Sound Tigers know who’ll they’ll be playing next season, but the full schedule hasn’t been released yet.

Other Hockey Happenings

  • Congrats to the Jets on making the Western Conference final. They chased Pekka Rinne in the first period last night and never really looked back in a 5-1 win over Nashville. [AIH | OTF]
  • A (now ominous) look inside how the Predators prepped for Game 7. [TSN]
  • This morning, the Leafs made official what we all pretty much assumed anyway: Kyle Dubas is their new GM [PPP]. Anything that pisses off the likes of Steve Simmons and Ken Campbell is something I can get behind. Meanwhile, those Islanders-Lou Lamoriello rumblings won’t go away. [FRS Sports]
  • New Hurricanes coach Rod “The Bod” Brind’Amour sits down for a Q&A with ESPN.
  • Holy Cow: The Leehigh Valley Phantoms beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in five overtimes, the longest game in AHL history. [BSH]
  • Jewish former pros teach the game to a new generation of hockey players, including one John Tavares. []