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Islanders News: Burke's breakthrough; RFA drama; Gulls fly again

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No! You can't sign before I do!
No! You can't sign before I do!
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Islanders Links

  • In case you forgot: Ryan Strome still isn't signed yet. I know you didn't forget. [LHH]
  • The differences between Andrew Ladd and Kyle Okposo raise many questions. [Eyes on Isles]
  • Seriously, the Batavia Muck Dogs is a great name for the baseball team. And their former play-by-play announcer is now the Islanders' lead broadcaster. [The Daily News - but not THAT Daily News]
  • Audio: Brendan Burke talks to his friend KrockRain about his new gig. [Sound Cloud]
  • The Islanders have reached an agreement with the Long Island Gulls youth team for ice time at Northwell Health and Ice Works. I'm not sure who's happier: the kids or the lawyers. [Newsday]
  • Bridgeport has resigned forward Andrew Rowe. [BST]

Meanwhile

  • Strome isn't the only unsigned RFA. The Jets and Jacob Trouba are still looking for a compromise as are other teams and players. [Sportsnet]
  • Old friend Dwayne Roloson is out as Anaheim's goalie coach, stepping down for personal reasons. His possible successor could be another former Islanders employee, Sudsie Maharaj. [OC Register]
  • Vancouver's Sven Baertschi is an animal! - at least, for a little while. He'll be voluntarily locked in a cage to help animals. [Puck Daddy]
  • Olympics: Still more gold for Katie Ledecky, who is just dominating at Rio. [SBN]
  • If you see an Olympic caddy that looks a lot like former NHLer Ray Whitney, you're not going crazy. Embedding the whole tweet because George Richards knows what's up.