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Lighthouse Hockey Jun 25, 2016

2016 NHL Draft: How to Watch Day 2 and Open Thread

How much for one rib? Day Two of the 2016 NHL Draft is ready to go. Rounds 2-7 fly way faster than Round 1 did, so be ready for anything. How to Watch Rounds 2 - 7: Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. ET Television: NHL Network Live stream: NHL.com (US) and Sportsnet (Canada) *   *    * What picks do the Islanders have? Garth Snow comes to Day 2 with no picks in rounds two (thanks to the Johnny Boychuk trade),  three (Shane Prince trade) or five (swap with the Panthers). He does have an extra seventh rounder. So today will either be really boring or really busy. What's left? Not...
Lighthouse Hockey Jun 7, 2016

Islanders News: Halak health, behind Boychuk, Pulock's promise

Well, those guys are a win away from a Cup. The Penguins won to go up 3-1 in the series in San Jose with the chance to clinch at home in their proper unis. Go read about it elsewhere if you must. But feel free to mourn/celebrate/talk about it here. Islanders News Jaroslav Halak's hernia/abdominal surgery reportedly went well, and he intends to play in the World Cup. [Sportsnet] Dan asked what many of us have: What was up with Johnny Boychuk this season? [LHH] Maybe we needn't pine for Johnny's rockets, because Ryan Pulock's on the rise. [Isles] Here's audio of Arthur Staple discussing...
Lighthouse Hockey Jun 6, 2016

What was the deal with Johnny Boychuk this season?

Make Boychuk Great Again. True story: I, an incredibly stupid person, had planned to go all fancy stats on everyone to illustrate exactly why Johnny Boychuk's 2015-16 season seemed so... "off." I should have know this was was a bad idea. I wondered if it was a systems thing or a defensive partners thing or an injury thing or an age thing or a perception thing. But after reading and thinking about it, I still have no idea. Another true story: I like Johnny Boychuk. Chances are you like Johnny Boychuk, too. He came to the Islanders in a surprising trade and stayed with an even more surprising...

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