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Islanders News: Splitin' Squads; Train-ing Camp; Who's that Hipster?

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Two down... uh, more to go.

How dem boards feel?
How dem boards feel?
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Islanders links

  • Dom's got two recaps for the price of one. Broad Street Hockey reports from the Flyers victory in Allentown.
  • Barclays is lookin' good after the renovations [LHH]. And the players are loving it [Islanders]. Gotta be just a little bit of a change from the accommodations at the Coliseum.
  • Programming note: the Oct. 4 preseason game versus the Capitals will be aired on NHL Network. [Staple]
  • The NHL's Ice Guru Dan Craig monitors the playing conditions, while Brett Yormark monitors the Twitters and Facebooks. [Newsday]
  • Barclays is a long way from Nassau Mausoleum. [NY Sports Day]
  • To get to their new home arena, many players are going to be taking the LIRR. Hope they have more luck than everyone else does during morning rush hours. [NY Daily NewsNY Post | IPB | Today's Slapshot
  • So how was the ride?

  • John Tavares feels the same away about the new third jerseys the way a lot of people do. He also has no idea what a "hipster" is. [Puck Daddy]
  • The OHL needs to brace itself for Generals teammates and Islanders picks Michael Dal Colle and Mitchell Vande Sompel. [OHL.com]

Other links

  • Kyle Palmieri is a Jersey guy playing for Jersey's team. [The Hockey Writers]
  • A bunch of pretty good players are on tryouts and not contracts. That's weird. [Nat'l Post]
  • The Avalanche's Stadium Series jerseys sure are something. Lotsa White! Big Numbers! Pac-Man! [MHH]
  • The ECHL's Brampton Beast will play a game against Team India in a historic cross-cultural moment. [EOTP]
  • Paul Bissonnette answers reader questions and ends with a screed against stats for some reason. [Players Tribune]
  • Tonight's Penguins-Lightning preseason game is part of a special Slap Shot Night on NBCSN, featuring the movie, the music from the movie and the War Memorial. [Awful Announcing]
  • One of the new bosses is checking out the ladies' side of the ice: