- Johnny Boychuk comes into this season expecting big things from himself and his teammates. Also, please note the Edmonton-based writer's repeated questions about Boychuk's surprising comfort with the Islanders organization. It's like a sociological study. [NHL.com]
- Coming to a Brooklyn building near you: billboaards trumpeting the borough's newest residents. [NY Daily News]
- Bidders for the bankrupt Twin Rinks complex at Eisenhower Park include Charles Wang. [Newsday]
- Meanwhile, while that goes on behind the scenes, Matt Martin's hockey camp at Twin Rinks has been a great time for the kids. [Islanders]
- The Sound Tigers check in with their favorite Euros to see what they're up to now.
- John Schiavo (along with Doug Weight) checks in from Saturday's Muscle Skate for Adriana charity event:
A photo posted by John Schiavo (@jschiavo44) on
More Arbour Tributes
- Newsday on the innovative and forward-thinking techniques that Al Arbour doesn't get enough recognition for.
- Wayne Gretzky remembers Arbour as a man that commanded the respect of players on both sides. [Newsday | LHH Fan Shot]
- Another winner is former beatwriter Pat Calabria's article in Newsday, which reveals the real man behind the coach that few fans knew. [LHH FanShot here]
- Isles Buzz podcast talks about the coach's legacy.
Back to Business
- Cody Eakin and the Stars agreed to a four-year contract extension. [Defending Big D]
- The Red Wings have a new statistics analyst that shares a name with a defenseman. But they're different dudes. [WIIM]
- Puck Daddy takes a look at how the NHL educates its players about domestic and sexual abuse. The results are predictable and woefully, frighteningly inadequate. [Bloomberg]
- In other sad Hockey Hall of Famer news: beloved Habs legend Henri Richard is suffering from Alzheimers. [Yahoo.ca]
- Devils fans are hoping Adam Henrique can find yet another level. [In Lou We (still) Trust]
- For those keeping score, Taylor Hall is 23 years old:
True story: I had my first ever banana today.— Taylor Hall (@hallsy04) August 29, 2015
- Not hockey: RIP Wes Craven.