Wednesday, Wednesday, everyone has the bends day.
How the Isles-Barclays "opt-out" works
A nice bit of detail from a filing by Nets and Barclays owner Mikhail Prokhorov to refinance some debt [Bloomberg]:
Prokhorov and the Islanders have the right following the upcoming NHL season to start talks regarding modifying their 25-year license agreement. If the parties can’t reach an agreement by Jan. 1, 2018, either party has the right to terminate the agreement, according to the offering statement.
Good to know. Meanwhile:
- Did the Islanders' summer moves make them more of a Cup contender? [E$PN In$ider]
- When his niece won gold, Jon Ledecky celebrated like you could see Lord Stanley himself out there. [LHH]
- The Sound Tigers have a new play-by-play man in Alan Fuehring. [Sound Tigers]
- Win a Jon Sim jersey! It's a charity deal. [NG News]
- Here are the rosters for BioSteel, from which you can fuel your future outlandish Connor McDavid trade proposals with "McDavid knows Ho-Sang from BioSteel camp, where they played on Team Del Zotto together." [Twitter]
Neither here nor hardly there
- The Red Wings have a lot of guys who must make the roster or face waivers. [WIIM]
- Here's more info and PR fluff on the next [tire or rubber of some sort] Winter Classic at [beer or swill of some sort] Stadium in St. Louis. [NHL]
- More fun and commemoration from the 1996 World Cup winning team, as they relive the memories. Also, key '96er Brian Leetch says he hopes they don't repeat the "Team North America" thing after the tourney gets its latest restart this fall. [Puck Daddy]
- Not hockey: Forget summer moves, could neutrinos' behavior explain how the universe hasn't obliterated itself? [Phys]