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from Stan Fischler of MSG Network,
-Big question for the new Islanders braintrust; does it keep Alexei Yashin as captain? Answer; no. Ted Nolan hinted that to us the other day. -It’ll be fascinating to see how Peter Laviolette handles John Grahame, considering the tumultuous relationship between the goalie and his former Lightning coach, John Tortorella. Conclusion: It’ll be fine since the pair bonded in the AHL and on the U.S. Olympic team. -Brendan (Sir Eloquent) Shanahan will be a godsend for the Manhattan media. The newest Ranger will be likewise for Jaromir Jagr, both on and off the ice. Shanny will take some of the post-game talking burden off Jagr’s vocal chords. What we’re wondering is which of the two Tom Renney will designate as captain...

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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