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Islanders News: Hit Parade; March of the Penguins?; Yeo goes to Mo.


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Islanders Links

  • Arthur Staple kicked off a busy June by answering some questions from Islanders fans on Twitter about trades, the draft, the UFAs and all kinds of stuff. [LHH]
  • The Penguins can teach the Islanders and Rangers a lot about how champions are built. [NY Post]
  • Young defenseman Parker Wotherspoon bursts on to the LHH T25U25 list, earning ice time, a fun nickname and comparison to the legendary Freddy Meyer.
  • Does signing Milan Lucic make sense for the Islanders? Not necessarily. [TSS]
  • The #IslesAwards voting is open and first up is hit of the year. Any vote cast for any hit other than Thomas Hickey on Jonathan Drouin is wrong.

Other Stuff

  • Can other NHL teams copy the Penguins' championship blueprint? [Globe n' Mail]
  • Oilers fans come to grips with the phrase, "Justin Schultz, Stanley Cup Champion." [C&B]
  • Weird, but... okay: The Blues have named Mike Yeo associate coach, and he'll take over for Ken Hitchcock next season. [St.L GT]
  • Meanwhile, the Ducks appear to be ready to name Randy Carlyle head coach again, to the delight of fans in Toronto. []
  • Friend of the blog Achariya writes about her heartbreak over the tragedy in her home of Orlando. [PPP]
  • NHLers Rod Gilbert, Ron Francis, Mike Modano and Tyler Seguin pay tribute to Gordie Howe. [The Players Trib]
  • Disappointing news about the Panthers using an artist's work and not giving him credit. [Battle of Cali gets serious]
  • Aw, man. Dallas play-by-play man Dave Strader, one of the very best in the business, has cancer. Best of luck to him on a full and speedy recovery. [DBD]
  • Columnist Steve Simmons says Phil Kessel would make a perfect acquisition for the Maple Leafs this summer. Waitwhat? [Zeitgeist]
  • If you were planning on going to Winnipeg for the Heritage Classic between the Jets and Oilers in October, I hate to tell you this but tickets are stupid expensive. [AIH]