clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

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

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.”
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Moderator Note: Yesterday was Election Day in the United States. While results local and national have significance across the land (and beyond), this really isn’t the place to discuss them. There are plenty of other sites and forums on the web for that — indeed, many people turn to sports and sites like this to get away from that. So please keep politics out of your discussion here. Seriously.

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]