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Islanders News: RFAs signed and sealed, Kabanov waived and clubbed

It's time for some hot hockery.

Here comes the cavalry, armed with fresh contracts.
Here comes the cavalry, armed with fresh contracts.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lots of activity that had nothing to do with Derek Jeter yesterday, on what you might expect to have been a sleepy Tuesday in July:

  • As tipped by CapGeek, Matt Donovan and Brett Gallan accepted their qualifying offers...
  • ...Then the Islanders put Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers... [LHH | Newsday Isles Beat]
  • ...and then announced agreements with Calvin de Haan for three years and Casey Cizikas for two. [LHH | Newsday Isles Beat | Isles CC and CDH] As a reminder, the remaining RFA Kevin Poulin has an arbitration hearing July 30.
  • By the way, Kabanov thanked the fans and medical staff via Facebook, among some other curious observations. [LHH]
  • In his continuing dive into comparing various junior stats with this year and recent draftees, NDRE took a look at even strength assists for Joshua Ho-Sang. [LHH]
  • Griffin Reinhart is ready and determined to make the NHL. [NHL]
  • I bet you can't look at this Facebook request from the Isles (and the responses) without getting all teary-eyed. Great stubs.
  • Former Isle Derek King must've been bucking for a promotion, from assistant to associate coach of the Marlies (is that like alternate vs. assistant?). [TSN]
  • Fancy yourself some fancy stats? Garik16, the analytics maestro here (and now officially on the masthead!) and at Hockey Graphs, has created a home for Islanders-focused analytics. [Islander Analytics]
  • RETRO GAME THREAD: Tonight, we'll be watching the 1982 Cup clincher over the Canucks (cheers, Harold Snepsts and your beautiful 'stache!), with the game thread posting at 9 EDT and the game starting between 8:10-8:15. Not sure how this works? Tune in tonight and follow the directions for the synced game Last week's was swell.
Beyond RFA Island