This has no relation to the Islanders, but news is slow. If you're too young to/don't remember him, Chris Kontos was a really interesting story. From playoff hero with L.A. -- oh! With John Tonelli! So there's your Isles tie-in! -- to four-goal scorer in Tampa Bay's first ever game, his journey is always a fun one to rehash.
There were a few sudden flash stories (John Druce?) back in those days, and I'm not sure we'll see many ever again.*
*statement subject to the myopia that accompanies nostalgia.