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Islanders News: Hall/Hamonic (again), Battle of NY opener, goal of the year

June silly season, embark!

Islanders Reads

  • The Isles and every other team announced their 2016-17 home openers yesterday. The Isles' first week is busy, with the season opener at the Garden. [LHH | Newsday]
  • A bit of history on Isles openers. [NYI Skinny]
  • There was some tweeting and talk of Isles interest in Taylor Hall. Here's the lowdown (on the twitter-talk, not actual talks). [LHH]
  • That's because we're in another busy (and silly) season window for roster moves. The free agent trades have already begun with UFA Keith Yandle, RFA Fredrik Andersen, and NCAA UFA Jimmy Vesey yielding a range of prices. [LHH]
  • Frans? Kyle? Brock? Johnny? Vote for your favorite goal in the second installment of #IslesAwards. [Isles]
  • Our Top 25 Under 25 is winding down ahead of the draft with Brock Nelson at #4. [LHH]
  • Speaking of which (SPOILER!), Mathew Barzal has been invited to Canada's development camp for the next WJC. [Thunderbirds]
  • Matt Martin does some wilderness exploring before the NHL Awards show

All Around

  • TSN and Bob McKenzie's final pre-draft rankings. [TSN]
  • Steve Yzerman hopes to have "clarity" on Steven Stamkos by this weekend, which sounds...ominous. [TB Trib]
  • Cult of Hockey's take on Hamonic-Hall, as a concept. [Edm. Journal]
  • Leafs fans react to Andersen acquisition, and pricey contract. [PPP]
  • In a smaller move, the Sharks acquired the rights to St. Louis draft pick Max Letunov from Arizona. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Predators fans react to fetching something for Vesey. [OTF] Sabres fans react to trying. [DBTB]
  • The Sens sound like they don't want to qualify Wiercioch. [TSN]
  • A look at the goaltending market that is already a little out of date. [TSN]
  • Joel Colborne trash talks LeBron James, which is dumb. [M&G]
  • Neat story about Steve Oleksy having his first alcoholic drink...from the Stanley Cup. [Times Leader]