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[Bits] I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got.

Pop Quiz: What was the score of last night's scrimmage? Yeah, I thought so.

Now, we are enemies
Now, we are enemies
Jamie Squire

How 'bout dem kids, huh? Good? They looked great! Superstars, I tell ya. Amazing talent! Except that one guy. He's a bum. I don't know who let him in.

Islanders links

  • Arthur Staple recaps the Blue/White Scrimmage and the fleeting excitement for most of the kids. Until next time, guys. [New$day]
  • And the official site makes it sound like a real game and everything.
  • Dom talked about the upcoming overtime rules changes for the AHL and what they might mean for Big Brother in the future.
  • No offense to the AHL, but Griffin Reinhart wants to skip it and go right to the NHL this season. [Point Blank]
  • Isles Talk looks at a less discussed prospect, goalie Stephon Williams.
  • The Sound Tigers won some business awards from the AHL. Like "Most improved Sales Revenue Growth" and "Best Sound Design"
  • Bryan Berard is fighting with his old insurance company over a policy dating back to his eye injury in 2000. [NY Post]
  • Ghosts of Islanders Past: Micheal Haley is now a San Jose Shark.
  • Ghosts of Islanders and Sharks Past: Evgeni Nabokov knows he could be third-string by January, says Lightning GM Steve Yzerman. [Raw Charge]


  • The Ryan O'Reilly-Colorado Avalanche blood feud continues and will go to arbitration. [Denver Post]
  • The Secrets of Hockey Agents. [NHL Numbers]
  • Dale Hawerchuk liked Winnipeg. Why doesn't Evander Kane? What, you think you're better than Dale Hawerchuk? [Winnipeg Sun]
  • A pair from Tyler Dellow: Offense is much more than just points | Jonathan Toews' contract extension is a good one for Chicago.
  • A forgotten pick, still plugging along: Former Devils 28th overall pick Adrian Foster never quite took the NHL by storm. [Calgary Herald]
  • What kind of two-bit, knucklehead, joke of an organization would make a promise to sign a 34 year-old plug to a lucrative contract extension just because he didn't sign an even more lucrative offer sheet with a different team two years ago? Oh, it's the Red Wings. And the player is Dan Cleary? Never mind.
  • What kind of two-bit, knucklehead... meh, forget it. The Blues re-signed bad Steve Ott for two more years and lost good Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL over just a few bucks. [St. Louis Today]
  • The late Peter Zezel will have a street named after him in Toronto. [Sportsnet]
  • Another misguided mascot is put out to pasture. RIP BrooklyKnight. Guess we won't be seeing you around, Barclays. [Deadspin]

Even less revealing than prospect scrimmages are prospect post-scrimmage interviews. They're here if you want them. Instead, here's some music.