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Islanders News: Of dads and power

The Islanders dads arrive to find the whole league taking the Islanders seriously.

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The Islanders were off Sunday after their back-to-back coming out of the break, and sports-wise the day was apparently consumed by a different league. So a few mixed clips below, plus some “In Case You Missed It”s from the past week:

  • The Islanders will use the next two games in Boston and Newark for their annual dads’ trip, an engagement where Mr. Cizikas is a seasoned veteran. [Newsday]
  • Torgo’s updated the power rankings and opinion polls, and the league is finally catching on to the Islanders being a Real Thing. [LHH]
  • The Isles will wear their third jersey three times this month. [Isles]
  • ICYMI on LHH last week: Dan and Mike talked to Arthur Staple late last week for the Islanders Anxiety podcast. | Carey examined ways Brock Nelson has improved his game as a center under Barry Trotz. | Travis refreshed his comparison of the Islanders to the surprise playoff teams of last season (Vegas, Jersey, Colorado)
  • Kevin Weekes talks about the three New York-area teams, and Black History Month. [Schwartz on Sports]
  • Lightning coach Jon Cooper talks about his formative years with lacrosse at Hofstra on his journey to becoming an NHL head coach. [Athletic]
  • Flames beat reporter Kristen Anderson reflects on covering an NHL team that could go far in the playoffs while she is “carrying a biscuit in the basket.” Includes greetings from new dad and all-around good person Travis Hamonic. [Calgary Sun]
  • Bob McGill and Zarley Zalapski were the only two NHLers from Leduc, Alberta, when they got to line up together as Hartford Whalers during McGill’s final season. (P.S. Did not realize Zalapski died in 2017.) [Sportsnet]
  • The Stars have been a soap opera of sorts this season, but could still be a Western contender. What will Jim Nill do at the trade deadline? [Dallas News]
  • Hockey’s “most famous hazing incident” didn’t break Akim Aliu. [Sportsnet]

Yesterday’s NHL scores included the Oilers losing their fifth straight and Capitals losing to the Bruins, who host the Islanders on Tuesday, when the Sound Tigers will also be back in action Tuesday.