For a day in which nothing happened, a lot happened yesterday.
- Arthur Staple's Isles Files are back with notes on healthy guys Travis Hamonic and Michael Grabner, and new face Steve Bernier.
- The Brock Nelson Watch continues, but staring contests are old hat for Garth Snow. Includes updated info from Staple and Pierre Lebrun. [LHH]
- Can the Islanders really afford to lose Nelson for an entire season, should he miss the deadline? I'd rather not think about it, but Adam Gretz at CBS Sports has.
- Did you forget that today is the day the Islanders will unveil their alternate jerseys? Better familiarize yourself with these important safety precautions, then. [Zeitgeist]
- MSG Network has released its Islanders broadcast schedule. Seventy-seven games for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure).
- This camp is a big one for Ryan Pulock and Scott Mayfield, who are looking at the same open roster spot. [NHL.com]
- Ditto for Kirill Petrov, who's already caught the eye of Nikolay Kulemin. [Newsday]
- Audio: Jack Capuano was on Sirius XM NHL for an interesting chat about tactics and coachthink.
- The Islanders win! The Stanley Cup! (in NHL 16 at The Hockey News home office). [LHH]
- USA Today polled a bunch of players and John Tavares was voted Most Likely To Come In Second For The Art Ross Trophy.
- If you've joined OzzyFan's fantasy league, it's time to step up and draft. [FanPost]
- The Sound Tigers are set to party like it's 2000 and celebrate the team's 15th anniversary. [BST]
- Keep an eye on this: The Nets will get their own NBA Development League team next season. Will they play at Barclays Center or... Nassau Coliseum? [Nets Daily]
Beyond the Nelsonverse
- The NHL and Adidas have consummated their partnership. [NHL.com | PPP has some further details]
- So, like, why is Jiri Tlusty still waiting for a job? He's good! [TSN.ca]
- Brian Burke still hates stats until he likes stats because they're from the Flames stats guy. [Sportsnet]
- Another year, another new coach for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Being the coach of the Oilers is like being a drummer for Spinal Tap. [Puck Daddy]
- The three finalists to host the 2018 World Juniors are Chicago, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. U-S-A! U-S-A! [SBN College Hockey]
- Sadly for Tampa fans, Amalie Arena didn't make the WJC cut. [Raw Charge] The good news: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik will drop a ton of dough to teach Tampa kids about hockey. [TBO.com]
- Our red-and-black brethren no longer Trust Lou and are officially All About the Jersey.
- Happy retirement to Simon Gagne. [BSH]
Kyle Okposo's "Welcome to the NHL" moment is a game we'd most like to forget.