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Islanders News: Welcome to the Dog Days

Attica! Attica!

The man at work.
The man at work.
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It's August, a hot month that's generally not a hot time for hockey news. Put the AC on and settle in.

Islanders links

  • Anders Lee talks about his recovery, his summer and his new clothing line. [Islanders]
  • Lee is one of a few Islanders participating in the first ever offseason Da Beauty League in Minnesota. Everyone be careful, please. []
  • Noel at The Hockey Writers painstakingly breaks down every trade Garth Snow has ever made. Darryl Bootland for Matt Keith remains a hugely controversial move.
  • A fight over money is brewing between the Sound Tigers and the former mayor that says he built their arena. [CT Post $ub$criber$ Only]
  • Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Brock Nelson on their wedding. Pic via Sydney Esiason's Instagram. Clearly there is no offseason for Nick Leddy's beard.

    Saturdays are for the boys? #CongratsToTheNelsons

    A photo posted by Sydney Esiason (@sydneyesiason) on

Other Stuff

  • The Avalanche and defenseman Tyson Barrie settled their arbitration dispute with a four-year contract worth $5.5 million a season. [MHH]
  • Rumor has it that Sam Gagner could land in Columbus, like, now. [Cannon]
  • Johnny Gaudreau likes hockey, hates contract talks. [Sportsnet]
  • Oilers defenseman Oskar Klefbom throws shade at former teammate Taylor Hall, although there might be a lost in translation thing going on here. [NBC Sports]
  • Seriously, what is Ken Holland doing with the Red Wings? [WIIM]
  • Arctic Ice Hockey handicaps some of the choices for currently captainless clubs.