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Islanders News: Mocking Time; Teuvo little, Teuvo late; Trade rumor safety

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Hold that Teuvu.
Hold that Teuvu.
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The SBN NHL Mock Draft finally gets to the Islanders today, and you can find out who we selected -- or is IT TRADED?! -- a little later this morning. I guarantee you'll be either totally elated or completely outraged.

Islanders stuff

  • Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal examines whether Kyle Okposo makes sense for the Oilers if John Tavares isn't coming with him.
  • Adam Pelech could be an NHLer, beyond just having the same health scare that Steven Stamkos had. He's our No. 10.
  • On Hahn & Humpty on MSG, Rick DiPietro talked about all the things he dreamed about when he signed his 15-year contract and how he ended up eating Jimmy Johns by himself after being waived. [LHH Video]
  • The AHL champion Lake Erie Monsters had some battles with Bridgeport along the way to the Calder Cup. [CT Post]

Other stuff

  • TRADE!! The Blackhawks finally dumped Bryan Bickell's contract off on someone, but it came at a steep price. They sent Bickell and promising Teuvo Teravainen to the Hurricanes for a couple of picks and cap space, which should allow them to sign a few more players. [SCH on the trade and the disturbing trend of trading away good young players]
  • The buyout window opened with Maple Leafs defenseman Jared Cowan being put on waivers, just like we knew he was going to be for about four months. [Sportsnet]
  • The Penguins had their Stanley Cup parade and Pensburgh has video and pictures and stuff. Phil Kessel also said he might bring the Cup back to Toronto, which is either a cool move or a total dick move. [SBN]
  • The NHL is ready to gamble on Las Vegas. Good one, Globe & Mail.
  • Hey, General Fanager has a new tool that lets you pick and choose who survives the expansion draft.
  • Jim Britt grew up a die hard Flyers fan. He works as the Penguins' director of team operations. He now has a Stanley Cup, while his childhood team is still waiting for its next one. [Philly Mag]
  • Important messages to remember for this busy season of trade rumors. Stay Woke. [PPP]

Mock drafting is hard work.