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Seriously, stretch out those hips.  Do you want to end up like DP, Amac, Eaton, Mottau, etc. etc. etc?
Seriously, stretch out those hips. Do you want to end up like DP, Amac, Eaton, Mottau, etc. etc. etc?

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:

Vernon Morning Star - Tavares wows fans at Wesbild

New York Islanders - Nelson ready for next step on the way to Long Island - New York Islanders - News

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???

Mayfield/Strome developing a nice rivalry

Introducing Russian D-man Andrey Pedan - New York Islanders - News

Questions for the Isles Senior Vice President? Send 'em here

NEW: Puck Daddy does the Kabanov rehabilitation drill.

NHL News:

A bunch of other signings yesterday: (Some from our tradeable wish-list)

Florida Panthers sign 2010 first-round pick Erik Gudbranson - ESPN

McPhee magic: Caps re-sign Karl Alzner to two-year, $2.57 million deal; Is restricted free agency working? | ProHockeyTalk

Oilers re-sign Ryan O'Marra - Edmonton Oilers - Transactions
We can only hope that he ends up centering Smyth...lots to talk about.

Devils' top pick Larsson signs three-year deal - 2011 Offseason News

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 -
In the background, there's a kid wearing an Isles jersey.

Which NHL team do you dislike the most? - Arctic Ice Hockey

Things We Can Learn From 1920s NHL Game Film - From Our Editors -


Arena News:

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.

State Rep.: Missing Sonics Costing State $100M Per Year - Sports News Story - KIRO Seattle (Similar to Islander 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?

The Skinny: Eric Hornick (Forever1940)'s Blog: The Isles lease ...


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.