Going to Connecticut for the game tonight? Sorry, suckers.
The #Isles vs. #Bruins preseason game @Webster_Arena tomorrow night is SOLD OUT. Who was lucky enough to get a ticket? #BST— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) October 2, 2014
- Recaps of the Shootout At The No TV Corral: LHH | IPB | In Lou We Trust on the rarest of rare events - a Devils shootout victory.
- Ryan Strome's active game on Thursday switches the spotlight to a less impactful Josh Bailey [NY Post]
- The Islanders are leaning on Jaroslav Halak this year. [NY Post]
- Also by Brett Cyrgalis in The Post, Garth Snow knows to get people to stop shitting on him and the Islanders - win some damn games.
- Snow tells Arthur Staple that he's focused on the team and not the new owners. [New$day]
- On a conference call for the NHL season, Neil Best of Newsday asks Doc Emrick, Ed Olcyzk and Pierre McGuire about the final games at Nassau Coliseum. Their non-answers are absolutely riveting.
- Hamptons institution Dan's Papers looks at the Islanders' move to Brooklyn like a man who has just awoken from a three-year long slumber.
- Michael Willhoft at Islanders Insight examines the Ryan Strome Situation.
- And garik expands on his previous Strome analytics excavation. [Islanders Analytics]
- Kyle Okposo is the cover boy and feature story in this month's USA Hockey magazine.
- So what was the deal with the NHL Network broadcast of Tuesday's Islanders-Bruins game that never actually happened? Blame Dolan. (I normally do, in any situation) [NY Isles Blog]
- Still more on the Oshawa Generals retiring John Tavares' number. It's kind of a big deal. [Durham Region]
- If you're going to be taking in any Sound Tigers games this year, here's their schedule of promotions. [Sound Tigers]
- Future Roommate Update: Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is "listening to offers" for the team and could sell to the owners of the Dodgers in a mega-super-ultra-Voltron of a deal. Ironically, this could also affect the new renovations on Nassau Coliseum. [Nets Daily, ESPN and Point Blank]
- A pair of Long Island links: Youth players are also serving Wantagh-Seaford community (hey, that's my old hood) [Long Island Herald]. And the tragic story of Tom Cutinella, a high school football player who died of injuries sustained in a game. [New$day]
- In a confluence of running NHL gags, the Arizona Coyotes might have yet another new owner very soon. His name: Andrew Barroway. The very same Andrew Barroway that's currently suing Charles Wang after his deal to buy the Islanders fell through. Even I couldn't make this stuff up. [Brooksie was the first to break the news]
- And Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos isn't in a rush to sell the team, but the Islanders sale really got his gears turning. [News & Observer]
- Big news, everyone: The Ottawa Senators actually spent money! They signed Cherry Hill, NJ native Bobby Ryan to a 7-year, $50 million contract [SBN]. Silver Seven says the deal is a big welcome sign for the franchise.
- Not content with just the Ryan signing, the Senators also named Erik Karlsson captain, which is an electric move for the normally stodgy Sens. [Ottawa Citizen]
- It will be very difficult for the Avalanche to repeat their division championship season of a year ago. [TSN.ca]
- Kris Letang is concerned but undaunted about playing again after his stroke. [Yahoo!]
- Get caught up on all your Eastern Conference injuries. [The Sporting News]
- The Flyers and their parent company seriously botched this whole Ice Girls-Ice Guys-Back to Ice Girls transition. [Puck Daddy]
- Eyes on the Prize diagrams a swarm gone south.
- US Olympian Hilary Knight will practice with the Anaheim Ducks today. [Anaheim Calling]
- Derek Zona of Copper n' Blue talks about his favorite bad Oilers team and how they were a big middle finger to the team's media throng.
- Credit Where It's Due Department: Katie Strang's profile on the recovery and redemption of Theo Fleury is really excellent. Be sure to make the time to check it out today.