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Islanders News: Praising Dobson, chasing Lambert

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The Isles’ Noah has a historic playoff, while their associate coach may be in demand.

St Louis Blues v New York Islanders
Teams go crazy for a sharp dressed man...
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The Eastern Conference final resumes tonight with Carolina basically in do-or-die. The Western final is now tied.

Islanders News

  • Noah Dobson is just the fifth defenseman to win the QMJHL playoff MVP award. [Isles Prospect Report]
  • And as Travis explains, Dobson had a playoffs for the ages, considering his young age. [LHH]
  • Lane Lambert may not be in demand, or the coaching vacancies may be going to those with previous NHL head experience, but Lane Lambert is seen as a sharp-dressed guy who should get a head gig. [Athletic]
  • The Ducks will interview Lambert for their vacancy. [@JSportsnet]
  • Here are report cards for the defense and staff from Arthur Staple. [Athletic]
  • You can vote for this year’s Bobby Nystrom Award winner...aren’t we a bit late with it this time around? Was that a Lou thing? #somethingsomethingfacialhair [Isles]
  • JP takes inventory on the Isles for next year. [Islesblogger]

Elsewhere

The Blues beat the Sharks 4-2 to tie the Western final at 1-1. So that’s a series. Your move, Carolina.

Insurance goal:

  • What should the Jets do with Tyler Myers? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • At the World Championship, USA beat Finland in overtime, while Canada overcame a terrible start to beat Slovakia 6-5 on a last-second goal. [NHL]
  • What if I told you one anonymous general manager was able to get a respected columnist to write a piece about the coincidence that the final four playoff teams happened to have no players making more than $8 million against the cap. Would it blow your mind...or would you think, “huh, sample size. Who won the Cup last year?” [Athletic]
  • Can Ken Holland get the Oilers into the playoffs in Year 1? [Copper n Blue]
  • Having reached his 1,000 game milestone, Ryan Kesler had hip resurfacing surgery to address his chronic issue. He’ll miss 2019-20 and the future is uncertain. [Ducks]
  • The Leafs are probably letting assistants go, so they’ll be looking. [PPP]
  • What would an NHL-run women’s league look like? [Athletic]