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Islanders News: Cheers to Seids, next man up, when a broken neck is the lesser injury

Cole Bardreau discusses his NHL debut, Trotz talks “Islanders hockey”

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Arizona Coyotes v New York Islanders
Taking it moment by moment.
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The New York Islanders have another weird four-day break in the schedule because of a touring circus or #trafficproblems or who knows what.

The important thing is we can enjoy a seven-game winning streak for a big fat almost-week bridging October and November. Meanwhile, everybody is singing the Islanders’ praises because of the win streak, even though we and Barry know there’s been a bit of luck involved.

Islanders News

  • Lots of fun stuff in this one, including the best quote from Barry Trotz’s lengthy win-streak presser, and great details on Cole Bardreau reacting to his first NHL callup. Also: the broken neck was the easy injury. [Straight outta Compton at]
  • More on that Trotz commentary, and “Islanders hockey” [Sportsnet Trotz interview | Athletic]
  • “Three good players, a lot of speed, just smart on the ice. One of those lines where it just works right away.” On Anthony Beauvillier, Brock Nelson and Derrick Brassard. [Newsday]
  • Here’s to Dennis Seidenberg, beloved by teammates, now retired and working for the club’s development staff. [Isles | LHH]
  • Mathew Barzal has magic hands, but even he is susceptible to the deception of “magic” (and boy I hope that’s not a political statement). [LHH]
  • Bless Islanders fans, they will hunt Kate Murray’s post-executive political aspirations down to the town clerk race. I look forward to the day she gets shouted down in a candidacy for Cub Scouts Den Mother. [Newsday]
  • In which Devon Toews being good somehow counts as a surprise. [THN]
  • The Nystroms are a family that builds together. [Athletic]
  • No surprise, the Belmont arena developers have asked a judge to dismiss the Floral Park lawsuit. [Newsday]

Congrats to Yes Men Outfitters (and Oyster Bay Brewing), see the full thread here for more:


Last night’s NHL scores include just two games, none involving the Metro.

  • Big fantasy hockey news: Vladimir Tarasenko needs shoulder surgery and is out until basically the end of the regular season. [St. Louis Game Time | NHL | Blues]
  • Travis Hamonic was in disbelief that the outdoor game was his 600th in the NHL. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The Flames have placed possibly attractive Tobias Rieder on waivers. [TSN]
  • The Blackhawks wouldn’t play Brendan Perlini so they granted his wish to be traded by sending him to an even worse team, maybe? [Second City Hockey]
  • Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin are back practicing with the Penguins. [Trib Live]
  • Why do the Leafs suck in the back end of back-to-backs, at least in this season’s small sample? Who cares, but probably because they have Babs and not Trotz. [Athletic]
  • Evidently Bill Guerin is shopping a trio of Minnesota’s Least Valuable Forwards. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Just the latest example where fighting in hockey is pretty barbaric, it turns out. [Post]