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Islanders News: Burke grabs the mic, Vegas knights, Roy so soon?

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"And Hamonic chops some wood in the corner..."
"And Hamonic chops some wood in the corner..."
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He shoots, he scoooores! Butch has a new wingman.

Islanders-Related Substances

  • We have a trade to announce: Howie Rose's replacement is Brendan Burke, most recently the AHL Utica play-by-play man. [LHH | Isles | Newsday | Utica]
  • Learn more about the new voice for all your Isles TV needs. [Isles | Post]
  • Howie Rose personally congratulates Brendan on WOR 710.
  • What's Travis Hamonic up to these summer days? Fishing, choppin' wood, etc. [Isles]
  • Let's fantasize about the Islanders, I mean look at the team from a fantasy sports perspective. [THW]
  • Which teams get the most (and least) scoring chances generated from blueliners? [TSN]
  • Ted Leonsis is a fan and friend of U.S. swimming star Katie Ledecky, who's the niece of former Caps minority owner and current Isles co-owner John Ledecky. [NHL]

Elsewhere in this World

  • The Las Vegas expansion team can't use the preferred Black Knights for various reasons, and now thanks to trademark filings the choices are reportedly down to Nighthawks, Red Hawks, or Desert Hawks. Which would make two hawks in the league. (And invite another opportunity for a two-word team to later be combined into a simple compound.) [Puck Daddy | Sports Logos]
  • Speaking of the other Hawks, Jonathan Toews did a funny ad with art and hockey. [SCH]
  • To the surprise of no one, when you really think about it, Patrick Roy quit the Avalanche because he couldn't get his way. [MHH]
  • Roy issued a terse statement about not being aligned, Joe Sakic says he was "consulted on everything," which must have been awkward when he was throwing a tantrum. [Yahoo]
  • No, the Canadiens should not bring him back to kick out much-maligned (but Bergevin-protected) Michel Therrien. [HEOTP]
  • Everyone's favorite free agent-to-be, Jimmy Vesey will talk to some teams. [Spector's Hockey]
  • Has it been long enough since we revisited Subban-Weber? Because Elliotte Friedman had some interesting things to say late last month, transcribed here. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • (By the way, Friedman had an agonizing moment last night when he mis-called a swimming event on CBC and had Canada thinking Ryan Lochte won gold instead of Michael Phelps. Total bummer, but probably the right guy to happen to since he can brush it off with class. [SB Nation Lookit]
  • Ancient history, but hilarious understatement after Wayne Gretzky said the Flyers were the third team (along with Detroit and L.A.) that he could be traded to in that fateful summer of 1988: "A large portion of Flyers history would have been completely rewritten had Gretzky played here." You think? [CSN]