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Islanders News: The affairs of state must take precedent over the affairs of state

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Harrumph!

Catch him! He's 156-years-old.
Catch him! He's 156-years-old.
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Islanders links

  • Nassau Coliseum will return, just in a new form ready for new memories writes CBS' Peter Schwartz.
  • Anthony Beauvillier's Shawinigan Cataractes have put together a pretty tone deaf advertising campaign for this season. Not sure who thought this was a good idea. [Yahoo.ca]
  • Mathew Barzal laser vision on display. Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-2 at the World Junior Summer Showcase.


Other stuff

  • You've no doubt heard by now that Patrick Kane is at the center of a rape investigation stemming from an incident at his off-season home in Hamburg, NY. There's not a lot of information right now, but it doesn't look good for Kane. The Buffalo News has the basics. Please be respectful when discussing the matter, whether it's here, Second City Hockey or anywhere.
  • The Kane incident also doesn't look good for the NHL, which continues to find its players embroiled in off-ice incidents without much of a response from the people in charge. It's high time the adults step in. [PPP]
  • Speaking of troubled players, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was named to build Team USA for next year's World Cup. The speech he gave after being introduced is absolutely bonkers and invokes George Washington, roman conquerors and the spirits of guys who aren't even dead. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • You know it's a slow day for actual NHL news when signing 82-year-old Matt Cullen is the biggest move. He's a Penguin now for less than a million. [Pensburgh]
  • Bryan Murray knows all about those bargain deals. [Silver Seven]
  • Forward Anthony Cipollone has committed to the University of Vermont. Never heard of Cipollone? Don't feel bad. He's only 13-years-old. [SBN College Hockey]