- The Islanders and Barclays Center have partnered with Draft Ops, a daily fantasy sports website (like the ubiquitous Draft Kings). Draft Ops will have a tricked-out special section at the arena and place ads on the zamboni and elsewhere. This is the first agreement of its kind for the growing daily fantasy industry and seems like kind of a big deal. Is it? I guess. [Sports Business Daily]
- I give The Hockey News a lot of grief because they publish, quite frankly, a lot of nonsense on a daily basis. But when the Islanders get seated next to the defending conference champs at the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" table, it looks pretty good. [THN]
- Michael Del Zotto will return to Philly for two more years. [BSH]
- Meanwhile, Brad Boyes continues to wait by the phone. Terrible disrespect shown to a one-time league leader in scoring. [TSN.ca]
- Who else is still available? A couple of goalies and few guys still looking for the right contract. [Down Goes Brown at Grantland]
- The Red Wings might spend valuable cap space on immovable object Dan Cleary out of loyalty to a coach that doesn't work there any more. Winging it in Motown is not happy about it.
- Blackhawks fans at The Committed Indian look at new recruit Trevor Daley and invoke The Talking Heads and Suicide Squad. And not in a good way.
- Zoë talks about the incredible challenges faced by new voices trying to establish themselves in hockey media, specifically voices focused on women's hockey. [Hockey Without Propriety]
- The Life, Times and Vocabulary of the one and only Doc Emrick in the man's own words. [Sportsnet]
The Missouri Mavericks GM talks about the team's affiliation with the Islanders and how their scouting staff and facilities will be a serious help to them.