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New York Islanders News: Big expectations as training camp begins

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Everyone is talking in very serious tones.

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The faces of now.
The faces of now.
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The New York Islanders have their young leaders. They have tasted the playoffs, and tasted disappointment afterward. They have seen the roster additions made over the summer. They are ready to take this team to a new level. Finally.

Such were the themes of media day, as players reported to camp for measurements, interviews, and photos before beginning skating today.

Beyond the Island
  • And just what is there to love or hate about the Habs? [LHH]
  • Teemu Selanne, suffering from Brodeur Syndrome, torches Bruce Boudreau in his new book. Says he's a nice guy though. [Sportsnet]
  • The Leafs started camp the way they always do: With "reporters" stumbling over themselves for the best gotcha headlines, including dumping on Phil Kessel. If you watch his interview here, you'll see him field the silliness with impressive ease. [NHL]
  • Five things to watch in Leafs camp. [Mirtle]
  • Ryan Johansen update: Still not signed, and heading to Vancouver to skate with a junior squad. But how much is he worth? [hockey-graphs]
  • Also missing for Columbus: Nathan Horton with a back injury. [BJ XxXtra]
  • Your new season's resolutions from Down Goes Brown. [Grantland]
  • What's a fantasy owner to do about goalies? [Dobber Hockey]
  • Remembering the Hartford Whalers, and torturing some of our Isles fan converts. [SB Nation]
  • Thinking of buying NHL 15? Sounds like you shouldn't. It stands out for all the wrong reasons. [Polygon]