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See you at the party, Richter.

I liked you guys better when you were in Hartford.
I liked you guys better when you were in Hartford.
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Islanders stuff

  • The team announced the dates of their first three promotional items of the season - previously seen mini lockers of Clark Gillies, Bobby Nystrom and Billy Smith.
  • Can Travis Hamonic get better next season? [Isles Talk]
  • The battle over the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn enters the "we're not working any more" phase. [Capital New York]

Wait There's More

  • A new company is adding "warning tracks" to hockey rinks as a way of preventing board-related injuries. [Puck Daddy]
  • Stop reading, "Potential Sites for NHL Expansion" articles. Half of those cities have no shot. [fivethirtyeight]
  • Dan Patrick says an existing team could be re-locating FROM WAY DOWNTOWN... BANG! to Las Vegas. [SB Nation]
  • Want to be the starting goalie for the Minnesota Wild? Mike Yeo says the job is open. [NHL.com]
  • Must be August at The Hockey News: A list of the NHL's worst contracts that somehow doesn't include Stephen Weiss or Andrew MacDonald. | Logos they will miss despite talking about them all the time.
  • Here's a good one from THN: Lou Lamoriello's franchise-defining 1991 offseason, in which he netted both Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer.
  • Remember the Whalers! Jean-Sebastien Giguere's retirement is the sad end of the Hartford era. [Canadian Press] | That story's addendum celebrates the best all-time Whalers. [The Province]
  • And the SB Nation NHL Best Goal of the Year goes to... hm. I'm guessing Martin Biron didn't get a vote.