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Islanders News: The middle of May is usually a great time to watch hockey

We can’t now, but we can relive some of the great Isles moments in May.

Berard with Calder
Did you know: five different Islanders have won this trophy?
Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

I look forward to the day I’m able to write one of these with the title “Islanders Gameday News” again.

It’s pretty much all Islanders today, folks. Ain’t nothing else to read.

Islanders News

  • A justice tossed out Floral Park’s last lawsuit against the Belmont Park project, paving the way for it to finish when construction can resume. [Newsday]
  • Uncle Leo Komarov is back in Finland and misses his teammates, but he’s enjoying being able to spend time with his family. [Islanders]
  • A couple, two front-line pandemic workers who also happen to help run the Long Island Blues, were rewarded for their bravery and kindness in the form of a grant from the American Special Hockey Association and hockey equipment from Bauer. [Islanders]
  • I always forget Bryan Berard went no. 1 overall to the Senators and later swapped places with the Islanders’ no. 2 overall pick, Wade Redden. Berard explains why he wanted out of Ottawa. [Sportsnet]
  • Let’s stay in the mid-‘90s and wonder aloud: What if it was Darcy Regier that got tapped as Don Maloney’s GM successor and not Mad Mike Milbury? [LHH]
  • ESPN did a Grudge Report: compiling the one thing every fan base can’t let go. Obviously the Islanders’ grudge is against John Tavares, but reading every other team’s grudge is fun, too. [ESPN]
  • The Islanders took Game 1 from the Flyers in OT on the road on May 13, 1980. Game 2 is tonight... err, was tonight? You get the picture. [NYI Skinny]
  • This week, Stan Fischler looks back on the career of the Czechoslovakian legend that is David Volek. [Maven’s Memories]

Speaking of which, yesterday was the 27-year anniversary of his OT-winner in Game 7 to eliminate the President’s Trophy-winning Penguins. [Islanders]