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

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It's time for some hot hockery.

Here comes the cavalry, armed with fresh contracts.
Here comes the cavalry, armed with fresh contracts.
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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.
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