Camp continues with a change of faces; young buck Joshua Ho-Sang has been sent home and old man Marek Zidlicky is on board. But you knew that already.
- So, yeah, Ho-Sang picked a bad day to sleep in and the Islanders decided he wasn't ready for camp. We may or may not agree with the degree of punishment, but we (and hockey fans everywhere) hope he uses it constructively. [The Announcement | More from Niagara GM Marty Williamson | Newsday | NHL.com | Buzzing the Net | Nice piece by Altar of Bossy on Ho-Sang's false start | This just in: Garth takes no guff.
- Amidst the camp drama, the Islanders signed veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a one-year, bonus-laden deal. [LHH | Today's Slapshot | Eric Hornick with a mini-Skinny on the newest Islander. Feels good to have Hornick back]
- Oh, right, training camp: IPB has some notes from Day 1. Audio: Capuano addresses the media after practice.
- As for today:
Parker Wotherspoon leaving IceWorks with his gear. Looks like he's headed back to Tri-City of the WHL.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 19, 2015
- The end of last season remains very much on the mind. Travis Hamonic still wishes he was there, while John Tavares uses the loss as motivation. [NHL.com]
- Barclays Center is the new office, but home remains the same for many Islanders. [NY Times]
- Mike Bossy checks out the new special seats at Barclays (and sports a new alternate jersey). [Brooklyn Paper]
- A busy Friday almost - almost - makes you forget about the Michael Grabner trade. I wrote about a game I'll never forget that prominently featured the Gremlin.
- IslesTalk grades the trade.
- Fans might not be, but the guys on the current roster are happy that few changes were made this offseason. [Insight]
- The Hockey News picks the Islanders to finish second in the Metro. In real life. Not in NHL 16.
- Pics from the Islanders Childrens Foundation Golf Outing. Frans' shorts are a sartorial masterpiece.
- More golf: sign up for Pat LaFontaine's Companions in Courage Classic, which takes place on October 1st.
- Sign D'Brick!
11:35PM ET tonight. Watch this week's JetLife on WCBS-2 https://t.co/WeVnTspYBZ— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 19, 2015
- The team will travel to Japan to play a two-game set against team Smile Japan in December. New York goalie and Japanese national Nana Fujimoto will play for the Riveters. [NWHL]
- Blueshirt Banter talks to another Riveters goalie and generally interesting person Jenny Scrivens.
- Interested in season tickets? They're on sale now.
There are other teams, too?
- Connecticut guy Max Pacioretty is the new captain of the Montreal Canadiens. [EOTP likes it]
- The Blackhawks have re-signed Michal Rozsival [NHL.com] but are without Marcus Kruger for a while while he gets his Visa straightened out. [NHL.com]
- Brace yourselves: Trevor Gillies is back for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.
- The always hard workin' Richard Park is working as an assistant coach with the South Korea national team. [Wild.com]
- Don't be surprised when you see metal detectors at NHL arenas this year. They're now mandatory. [CP]
- Down Goes Brown with some New Season's Resolutions. I'd add, "Everybody Chill Out A Little" but I know that's impossible.
- Everyone thought Alex Ovechkin got a ship for his birthday. Not quite. [SBN Lookit]
Also coming to Barclays Center is the organ from Nassau Coliseum (and it's maestro, Paul Cartier)