New York Islanders News: Prospect mini-camp comes to an end

The way we were. - Bruce Bennett

"Do these blow up into funny shapes 'n all?"

Two globally significant events come to an end today: The FIFA Cabal World Cup, and the New York Islanders prospect mini-camp. Both will be missed.

  • The story on mini-camp invite Yuri Terao, whose family in Japan watched the scrimmage at 8 a.m. local time [Isles]
  • The story on Orange, Conn., mini-camp invite Liam Ferguson [CT Post]
  • The local Junior Islanders invites had a blast in the scrimmage. [Junior Hockey]
  • Jiggs McDonald mourns the club's Coliseum era. [CBS NY]
  • A little old, but hometown quotes from T.J. Brennan on signing with the Isles. [Courier-Post]
  • Do the massive Kane/Toews deals make you nervous about whether the Islanders can afford Tavares when his UFA comes up? [LHH FanPost]
  • Following LeBron's footsteps, Dr. J will return to the Coliseum...for the Isles. [LHH Zeitgeist]

Here's that video of the mini-camp prospects attempting to pronounce Long Island town names, with the local invites setting them straight. Best line goes to Czuczman ("Now I know how people feel reading my name."):



Beyond the Island
  • Ever wonder how the Whalers logo was created ... and why it took a while post-move for the NHL to start milking it for nostalgia and hipster cash? [WFSB feature with the designer]
  • Long Island's Sonny Milano (a Columbus draft pick) would like to be known for more than nifty YouTube stick tricks. [NHL]
  • The Sabres have already signed Sam Reinahrt to his ELC. [Die by the Blade]
  • The Jets' dance about Evander Kane trade rumors continues. [NHL]
  • Johnny Oduya is a possible salary dump candidate in Chicago. Should the Oilers bid on him? (Or the Islanders?) [the innernetz]
  • Larry Brooks' Sunday column includes reference to possession figures, and addresses the Rangers' annual "buy/trade for the biggest free agent, then scapegoat him," this time related to suggestion Rich Nash should be traded. [Post]
  • More LeBron: What if Mario Lemieux took his career path? [PensBurgh]
  • Canada's NHL teams have spent the summer adding intangibles. [Sporting News]
  • Kyle Turris thinks he can do the #1 center thing now that Spezza is gone. [NHL]
  • Minnesota' prefers a short-term "bridge" deal with RFA Nino Niederreiter, because still no one knows what he'll become (and they hope his agent doesn't just tell them). [Russo Rants]
  • The story behind Vladimir Sobotka's departure to the KHL involves three agents, two of them named Petr Svoboda. [Post-Dispatch]
  • Columbus can and does spend money. So there. [Cannon] Dubinsky's six-year deal is the latest proof.
  • Sharks GM Doug Wilson says though he's mentioned "rebuild" and signed MIcheal Haley and stuff, that doesn't mean he doesn't expect to make the playoffs at least. [SJ Mercury News]
  • Gino Odjick is getting the love, in this case from his hometown arena. [Sportsnet]
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