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Islanders News: Where in the World Are the New York Islanders; Boulton's back, baby

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Call the Property Brothers, Johnny.

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Take down dat fargin' wall.
Take down dat fargin' wall.
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

We eagerly await to find out who else the Islanders have also been talking to about a new arena. Maybe today it'll be Suffolk County or Staten Island or the Walt Whitman Mall. Until then, go outside.

Islanders links

  • I wrote a lot about the Islanders exploring a move to Willets Point in Queens.
  • Later, I talked to Marc Majeau on TSN 1260 in Edmonton about that and other Islanders topics. [Audio]
  • And not five minutes after we finished the interview, Newsday ran a story about the team also talking with Belmont Park about the prospects of an arena there. It's been a fun two days. [LHH]
  • Meanwhile in actual roster news, Eric Boulton is once again back on a two-way deal which means more Bridgeport time and maybe a Matt Carkner-like mentor role. [LHH | Soundin' Off]
  • That hip strain will keep Mathew Barzal out of Canada's World Junior camp. He'll still be good for Islanders' camp, though. [NHL.com]
  • Anders Lee will need to be more consistent next season than he was in 2015-16. Not having a broken leg might help. [TSS]
  • Arthur Staple discusses the Islanders and music on the ChinMusic Podcast. [SoundCloud]
  • One Islanders move story we know is happening: Johnny Boychuk's historic Garden City house will be demolished after efforts to move it failed. [Newsday]

Other Non-Relocation Stuff

  • Bridge contracts may be dead but teams can take advantage of their demise. [Bleacher Report]
  • The Rangers kept Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes in the fold with new deals. They're still tight to the cap, though. [BSB on Kreider and on Hayes]
  • Evander Kane turned himself in and was arrested on charges of trespassing and criminal harassment. [DBTB | Buffalo News]
  • Montrealers will need a while to get over the Canadiens trading P.K. Subban. [Vice Sports]
  • Habs fans will have to settle for small, rat-like creature Bobby Farnham to fill the void. [EOTP]