The Islander's Blue and White scrimmage and skill competition is set for tonight at 7 pm (doors at 6). Tickets are still available (for $12.25 including US fees???) and the game is slated to be streamed on line for free here. If anyone is interested, maybe we will put up a game thread for people to share their opinions of how some of the up and comers look. The camp roster was released a while ago, but if anyone has a link to the specific breakdown of the two teams, please post in comments and I will add to the body here.
In additional Islander news, three of the Isles who were extended qualifying offers have accepted them and will be in the fold for 2011-2012. (Dylan Reese, Ty Wishart and fan favorite Micheal Haley). [Fanshot-Fabtraption]
Isles prospect camp and arena links as well as news from around the NHL after the jump...Isles/Prospect Camp:
Prospect camp blog
Tons of photos videos and stories.
This seems like prospect on prospect crime.
What's got two thumbs and dresses like a tourist???
NEW: Puck Daddy does the Kabanov rehabilitation drill.
A bunch of other signings yesterday: (Some from our tradeable wish-list)
Oilers re-sign Ryan O'Marra - Edmonton Oilers - Transactions
We can only hope that he ends up centering Smyth...lots to talk about.
Chris Campoli won't return to Chicago Blackhawks next season - ESPN Chicago
Not again Chris? Seriously? CampLOLi
The 50 Most Annoying People in Sports Today | Complex
Only one hockey player. Can you guess who?
Brad Marsh vs Ed Hospodar, Dec 22, 1980 - Flames vs Blueshirts - hockeyfights.com
In the background, there's a kid wearing an Isles jersey.
Firm: Nassau loses big if Islanders move
Nassau County's economy could lose $243.4 million annually if the New York Islanders leave the region after the club's lease at Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015, according to a new report.
New York Islanders - Boomer and Carton on August 1 vote - New York Islanders - Vote 'Yes' on 8/1 for the new arena
What did the No. 1 morning show hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton have to say about the referendum?
Feel free to contribute additional links in comments...It's been a couple of days since we've done a bits post, so we may have missed some stuff...enjoy the weekend and the scrimmage.