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Islanders News: Hey there Mr. Blue. We're so pleased to be with you.

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Look around see what you do, everybody smiles at you.

Prepare for the puns.
Prepare for the puns.
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Islanders-related linkage

  • Michael Dal Colle's family is the driving force behind his hockey career. And he's aiming to spend this next season in Brooklyn, not Oshawa. [NHL.com]
  • Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang are an Odd Couple, but they could be an important one for the team's future. [OurHometown.ca]
  • Anders Lee stops by the Point Blank Podcast to talk about all those video games he doesn't play.
  • Lee also talked about the fancy facilities the team is getting at Barclays. [Brooklyn Daily]
  • Nassau lawmakers held a vote and decided that they can issue a permit allowing the Islanders to use their own money to build their own practice rink at Cantiague Park. The river of red tape continues to flow (but at least it's in the right direction). [Newsday]
  • Who was that guy with the Rob Schremp Hockey moves at the Blue & White Scrimmage? It was Long Islander and Roller Hockey ace John Schiavo, who's looking for a contract. [Islanders Insight]
  • WOW! Is Ryan Strome good. [FanPost by NDRE]
  • Vote Tavares! (against Vladimir Tarasenko in TSN's Franchise Faceoff)

Elsewhere

  • Ryan O'Reilly was charged with driving while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident. Not a good first week for the newest Sabre. Don't drive drunk. [Buffalo News]
  • Will O'Reilly (eventually) be joined by Johnny Oduya? The Blackhawks free agent is said to be narrowing down his choices soon. [Chicago Tribune]
  • The Sabres are also among NHL.com's most improved teams this offseason. Nice, even in July.
  • The bad news is that there is no offseason. [Color of Hockey]
  • Mark this Summer's arbitration trial dates on your calendar, even though all of them will be settled well in advance. [CBS Sports]
  • Diminishing Returns: The Alex Semin Story. Starring Luke Perry as Alex Semin and Ed Asner as Jim Rutherford. [Section 328]
  • The NWHL will host an International Training Camp for hopefuls like Japanese goalie Nana Fujimoto. [NWHL]
  • The league is also marketing itself through charity work for organizations like Five Hole for Food and Defending the Blueline. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Old pal and Overspeed Overseer "Go-Go" Scott "Flash" Gordon resurfaces with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL team. Broad Street Hockey uses a funny picture to announce the news.

Oduya do ya want my face? I'm sayin!