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Islanders News: Time for Exit Interviews; Games 7 Abound

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Everyone gets to play Game 7.

I guess we have to break up now...
I guess we have to break up now...
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The New York Islanders break down camp and do exit interviews with media today. Look for lots of quotes and tea leaves and some exaggerated interpretations later on, as we all yearn for answers about what happens in July and September when the season ended oh, about 48 hours ago.

Islanders Reads

  • The Isles created a new playoff identity for themselves this season. [Newsday]
  • But they need to make a splash this summer. [Daily News]
  • Because, you may have heard, they have important decisions ahead. [NBC Sports]
  • What are those decisions, you ask? Well here are five questions pertaining to them. [Newsday]
  • Meanwhile, the Lightning carry on, with five lessons about them. [TB Times]
  • Alas, the cats are put away for the summer. Here is our final group of post-game recats. [LHH]
  • Joshua Ho-Sang scored a goal but Niagara lost 6-5 in overtime to fall behind 3-0 in the OHL final series with London. [London Free Press]
  • Anthony Beauvillier's Shawinigan team is down 3-0 in the QMJHL final as well. [Sportsnet]
  • You can't even have a slight hint of anything about Travis Hamonic without Edmonton writers making it a thing. [Cult of Hockey] (This one is still my favorite of the bunch.)

Things Also Worth Your Time

  • The Stars scored three early goals and got Brian Elliott pulled, then survived 50 minutes of onslaught to hang on to a 3-2 win that forced Game 7 at home. [NHL]
  • The Predators had to come back from 0-2 and 2-3 at home to force Game 7 themselves with a 4-3 OT win. [NHL]
  • You know, just so we're clear, Guy Boucher was totally the Senators' first choice here, okay? He talked for hours and they loved it. [TSN]
  • Pretty interesting look at Boucher from a guy who covered him on the beat in Tampa. [Silver Seven]
  • Offseason gameplay, Calgary Flames edition (with mention of my favorite name, Jyrki Jokipakka is a thing to say, on a quiet post-playoff day). [TSN]
  • Playoffs mean two former longtime defense partners (Roman Polak and Barrett Jackman) having to be separated and Kerry Fraser being asked whether Polak abused the linesman during the breakup. [TSN]
  • The Panthers are altering their management, bumping Dale Tallon even further upstairs while naming Tom Rowe as the new GM. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Battle of California is 10 years old. Relive the joke of how it happened when the 2006 playoffs didn't work out for anyone (except Doug Weight, come to think of it). [Battle of Cali]