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Islanders News: Prospect updates, Nets visit, Halak reflects on World Cup

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This here is your escape, maybe.

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
“Hey, I’m taking the kids to the Nets game and we’re gonna sit right...there. Centered with the scoreboard.”
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Islanders Reads

With an extra day off between games, some Islanders took in a game with their co-habitants at Barclays Center.

  • Follow their visit to the Nets games, and nice seats, here. [MSG]
  • Jaroslav Halak took a turn at the Players Tribune, but it was mostly about his World Cup experience with that motley crew of Europeans. [LHH highlights | Players Trib]
  • The SNY Point Blank Podcast talks to EJ Hradek and talks coaching and the younger forwards who are expected to step up. [SNY]
  • Checking in on Bridgeport, where Devon Toews and Michael Dal Colle have had good weeks. [Islanders]
  • And let's check in on the prospects. [Islanders]
  • Khan had to get some things off his chest. [LHH Fanpost]

Other Hockey News

  • In his always essential 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman discusses Jacob Trouba's contract resolution and the Canucks' struggles. [Sportsnet]
  • The eternal debate about game day skates runs into...SCIENCE. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The Kings under Darryl Sutter have long been a great possession team that suppresses shots against but also has a little trouble scoring. [TSN]
  • Connor McDavid faced Sidney Crosby and shined...though the Pens won. [TSN]
  • He and Auston Matthews are the NHL's next wave, you might have heard. [Times]
  • John Tortorella is kicking scratch and taking names. Brandon Saad, you're next. [Dispatch]
  • Meanwhile, the Jackets are without Seth Jones for three weeks. [Dispatch]
  • Also taking names? Brian Burke, spitting fire about kids underperforming after getting big raises. [Calgary Sun]