Overnight, the volume of hockey digital ink flowing has ramped up as the season nears. If you see a cool link, don't hesitate to post it as a FanShot (those are the quick posts below the longer FanPosts). Give it a good headline so we know what it's about. Just because you've seen it elsewhere doesn't mean we can't discuss it here.
Meanwhile, it's preseason -- so there must be injuries, hope, and gnashing of teeth:
- Injuries: Frans Nielsen back in New York to examine his knee; Doug Weight and Sean Bergenheim out with groin injuries. I guess we have our answer to this question.
3-2 loss to Edmonton in Tavares' debut: Bruno Gervais and Calvin de Haan with the goals. Tavares with 1 shot and 22:50. Update: Video highlights are after the jump. How 'bout that de Haan goal, eh?
Update: Lots of coverage in Edmonton. Sheldon Souray was breaking glass again...twice.
- Also: Several new FanPosts on the right side of this site, including BCIsleman's videos of Isles practice.
- The Islanders rookies won their game against U. of Saskatchewan, and Joel Rechlicz kind of went ape. (He fought last night against Steve MacIntyre, too. Here's video. "Technically sound," they said.)
- The Dynasty Isles, they like to golf. Which I guess is why Ken Morrow hit a hole in one.
- Remember Ryan O'Marra? Of course you do. It's make-or-break time for the Ryan Smyth trade bait.
- Elsewhere, Jason Allison thinks he can make it back, and Shawn Bates -- who we remembered last week -- has already been cut from his tryout contract with Colorado. Ouch.
Did you catch the game last night? If so, let's hear your thoughts in comments. [Video highlights after the jump.]
Meanwhile, thanks for keeping the comments threads interesting. We're almost to the part where we talk about actual hockey games!