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Islanders News: Ho-Sang gives back, goalie prospects dream, AHL changes

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You mean you're the other GLG20s? The decoys?

WHOM DO I ROOT FOR HERE?!
WHOM DO I ROOT FOR HERE?!
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Islanders prospect mini-camp closes for real today. (Yesterday we inadvertently left a version of that sentence in the opening.) That means things with the Isles are about to get a little quiet. But there were some moves and signings around the league yesterday.

Islanders Reads
  • Joshua Ho-Sang is a pretty cool, intelligent and charitable dude. But you knew that. [Isles]
  • Stephon Williams and Eamon McAdam, together again. Funny that in theory -- okay, in longshot -- they could one day be a goalie tandem for the Isles. [Newsday]
  • A wee bit of text and video on the new Islanders "campus" being developed at Barclays Center. [Pix11]
  • We mused about the scarcity of Islanders among the top 200 "fantasy" players because it's summer and why not. [LHH]
  • The AHL announced rule changes (e.g. faceoffs, OT 3-on-3, coach's challenge) and adjustments to the playoff qualification since the California teams will be playing fewer games. [Soundin' Off | LA Kings Insider | AHL]
Beyond Prospect Ogling
  • Patrick Sharp has finally been traded, and it was to Dallas for a poor defenseman and a poorly disciplined forward. [Second City Hockey | Defending Big D] The Stars have to retain half of Garbutt's salary though.
  • The Hawks aren't done yet though because they can't be done: "Chicago currently has 13 forwards, six defensemen and two goalies under contract for next season with a total salary cap hit of $70.4 million." [Second City Hockey]
  • Jonathan Toews isn't scared of no selloff. [NHL]
  • The Coyotes signed John Scott for some reason. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Wings signed Gustav Nyquist for four years. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Max Pacioretty suffered a knee injury in training. 12 weeks. [HEOTP]
  • Sidney Crosby is "happy to have" Phil Kessel, which is either typical Crosby-speak or cause for you to wonder why there was no ringing endorsement. [NHL]
  • Sheldon Souray with an awesome goodbye, thank you and "how did I get here?" [Tribune]
  • I actually always ponder this line of thinking: When non-speedsters age, or: Should Caps fans be THAT excited over Justin Williams? [Bourne at theScore]
  • Hey, everyone in Philly gets a fresh start under the new coach, even old overpaid Vincent Lecavalier. [NHL]
  • Ray Shero is in no rush to replace David Conte and takes pains to say he hasn't been recruiting anyone yet. He just really wanted to get rid of Conte, I guess. [NHL]