If you had a busy (or lazy) Labor Day weekend, I recommend going back and reading yesterday's Bits post. Combining both articles could make it seem like stuff is actually going on.
Of course, things could change in a hurry:
Will be checking in tomorrow with some #Isles already in town. John Tavares not among them -- he's in Toronto for NHL Media Tour.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 7, 2015
- Brock Nelson isn't the only RFA in need of a new deal. The Jonathan Huberdeau situation in Florida isn't getting a lot of press. [CBS Sports]
- Speaking of a lack of press, are the Islanders the best team no one's talking about? I mean, not here, obviously. But in the outside world. [Sports Quotient]
- Happy 10th Anniversary to the indispensable Soundin' Off blog and its eclectic curator, Michael Fornabaio.
- The NHL's online store leaked the Ducks and Avalanche's third jerseys. I'm still not in love with the Colorado one, but it might be growing on me. And it was only a matter time before the Ducks brought back the Mighty. [Sportslogos.net]
- There are a lot of moving parts to the Lightning-Steven Stamkos negotiations, including what his actual position will be. Just let the man play center, Steve. [Elliotte Friedman]