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Mark Streit Passes Physical; Off IR

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Obviously this isn't huge news but it does contribute to the feel good vibe that everyone has been experiencing regarding the isles lately. It also eliminates the possibility that the surgeon accidentally used Elmer's glue to repair Streit's labrum or that he replaced his rotator cuff with a discarded chicken bone. Now all we have to do is hope that we can make it through training camp without having our bubble bursted and subsequently urinated on.

Some First Cuts: Kichton, Pedan, Bidlevskii, Persson

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Ratner 'hopeful' for an Islanders move to Brooklyn

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Strongest language yet on trying to bring in the Isles to Barclays.

NHLPA Director Discusses Upcoming CBA Negotiations

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Essentially the article goes in depth on the challenges for the NHLPA with strengthening the union, educating the players, and determining what to negotiate for. Additionally, it brings up the idea of a soft cap for the NHL. I'm sure I'm one of many who would hate that. I notice most of the discussion for the next CBA around here has revolved around how to fix cap circumvention and eliminate the cap floor. This article had me thinking things might not be that easy.

Tattoo Lou's, the Official Tattoo Parlor of the New York Islanders, posted a neat video featuring a...

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Tattoo Lou's, the Official Tattoo Parlor of the New York Islanders, posted a neat video featuring a few of the Islanders getting inked. It's a quick little video at only a little after 3:00, but some things I gleaned from this video: - Michael Grabner's first tat was an across-the-chest tattoo in honor of his newborn son Aidan. Grabs wanted to reach the 140 character limit but Tattoo Lou talked him out of it. - Blake Comeau originally wanted a tattoo that started on the left side of his lower back, wrapped up around his shoulder, across his backside, and then back down around his right side, but Tattoo Lou wouldn't allow it much to Blake's dismay. - Micheal Haley got his tattoo on his ribs, one of the most painful areas on the human body to receive a tattoo. Even more disconcerting, Micheal just stared at Tattoo Lou without blinking while getting inked. - Sadly, Matt Martin will not be playing for the Islanders this season, as he just got a new gig as the lead singer of Nickelback.

Report: Josh Bailey and Isles Agree

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According to ESPN's Katie Strang, Josh Bailey and the Islanders have agreed to terms on a new contract: 2 years, $2.1 million.

Sabres Jump On The Young Player Extensions Bandwagon

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(link goes to CapGeek) Tyler Myers extended for 7 years at $38.5 millions. When it starts in his age 22 season he makes $12 millions and then it eventually drops to the final year of $3 millions in his age 28 season. This is definitely weird. Does anyone have a clue as to why the contract is structured in such a manner?

NHL restricts players use of social media on game days

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Michael Grabner puts his two cents in, since most of his tweets are apparently about food, napping and video games.

More sarcastic Tavares disbelief

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Good for a chuckle. On the main page is also a post confirming that Yashin is NOT coming to camp. Good for something.

Toronto Star/Damien Cox Hilarity

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Apparently written before the details emerged, it is equal parts disbelief and derision.

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