Well let's see here...Still no Savard or Lucic, but the Islanders are missing Rick Dipietro (out with blinging retirement since making 1 million a game last year)
Here's an interesting thing over at CapGeek.com: If the Islanders bought out Dipietro right now, he'd draw a salary of 1.5 million/year until 2032, and that counts against the cap. Rick will turn 51 in 2032. For comparison sake, Alexei Yashin is still on the books for the Islanders until 2015. Their cap management makes Chiarelli look good! Hooray!
Tavares has about a million points in the last 2 games or something (4g 3a in 4gp) so look out for him or Okposo to light it up. Woof.
When deciding which jersey to wear to work, I figured Thomas might not start. So we'll probably see him tonight. Islanders goalies have been rotating and it's Martin Biron's turn, who knows? Left Wing Lock knows. (when the logo turns opaque, the goalie is a confirmed start - hey, that line reminds me of that line in Ghostbusters about the ghost-holding thing they've got.)
As you can tell, I've been getting a lot of sleep and definitely not playing Modern Warfare 2 until all hours of the night, I swear.