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That's what I love about prospect camp. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

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Alright kids, THIS IS HOW YOU DRINK YOUR WATER IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE.
Alright kids, THIS IS HOW YOU DRINK YOUR WATER IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE.
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The Islanders prospect mini-camp kicks off today. Here are the attendees. There's a lot of measuring and orienting and inducting into The Islanders Way, but Wednesday will also offer a public scrimmage at Barclays Center.

Islanders Reads
  • Individual game tickets for this season go on sale today (for Brooklynites), Wednesday (for scrimmage attendees) and Thursday (for all the rest of the mortals). [LHH]
  • While you're there, you might check out the flagpole from Ebbets Field. [Forgotten New York]
  • Arthur Staple phoned into the studio to talk Ehrhoff (no) and Sharp (also no) and Grabner (training camp maybe?). [SNY Point Blank podcast]
  • Former Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson is returning to North America on a one-way, $1 million NHL deal, and the winner is...the Edmonton Oilers, who acquired him for 2014 5th-round pick Liam Coughlin. [@Bob_Stauffer | Edmonton Journal | Second City]
  • Should you be worried, even a bit, about Nilsson making the Isles rue the day they sent him away? Nah. [LHH]
  • You know who else found work? Bruno Gervais. In Germany. [PHT]
Beyond Brooklyn
  • Strome the Younger has signed his ELC with the Coyotes, putting a temporary end to all of our Toronto-esque pleas that he should "pull a Lindros and demand a trade to the Isles, a contender." [Puck Daddy]
  • Don Maloney wants to upgrade his blueline, but he has to tell each free agent that hey, he doesn't know what's happening in Glendale either. [AZ Central]
  • The Bruins (re)signed some guys, and no one got hurt. (Brett Connolly, Jimmy Hayes, Brandon DeFazio.) [SCOC]
  • Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya are cool with waiting to re-sign in Chicago because apparently they enjoy winning Cups. [Puck Daddy]
  • Not as optimistic about navigating the cap? The Kings. [LA Times]
  • Also sweating it? The Rangers. The Ryan O'Reilly contract has Larry Brooks all nervous about the Derek Stepan contract to come. [Post]
  • This is before the dicey Nilsson addition, but here is a look at the Oilers roster after free agent additions and trades. [C&B]
  • Rumors? They got rumors. Like Semin doesn't want to go to the KHL. [THN] More rumors. [Spector's Hockey]
  • The Senators found a graphic artist student who was frozen in 1997 and had him/her do their 25th anniversary logo. [Score]
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