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

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

The way we were.
The way we were.
Bruce Bennett

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]