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Islanders News: Reliving JT's OT, Minny League, Forecasting Strome

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This is not a blog about fencing.

"That was a beauty!" --overheard 250 times this summer, probably
"That was a beauty!" --overheard 250 times this summer, probably
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Monday it is. Sorry.

Islanders Reads

  • A look at Brock Nelson, Nick Leddy and Anders Lee in da Beauty League, the Minneapolis 4-on-4 summer league with pros and top amateurs put together by agents so these guys didn't have to play against the reckless huff-and-puff numbskulls you and I skate against. [Isles]
  • Here are nhl.com's top 10 overtime goals from 2015-16, and I bet you can guess (and rather enjoy) #1. [NHL]
  • "Team Europe" and Isles limbo goalie Jaroslav Halak is looking fit. [Eyes on Isles]
  • Keifer Bellows had an assists in the U.S. 5-1 victory over Canada at the junior evaluation camp exhibition. [USA Hockey]
  • What would a reasonably successful season for Ryan Strome look like in 2016-17? [Eyes on Isles]

In the Family

You probably know by now that Islanders co-owner John Ledecky's niece is really freaking talented, but...well she broke her world record again and won gold in Rio:

Outside

  • Something many of us will happily devour, even if it was a pretty bad movie (hey, the choices were slim for hockey films back in the day): Oral history of making "Youngblood." [THN]
  • Some interesting restricted free agent negotiations with players not named Strome. [Puck Daddy]
  • David Perron was strongly considering signing with the Canadiens but would have left "a lot of money on the table" to do so rather than return to the Blues. [HEOTP]
  • I swear, no matter how hard he tries Gary Bettman will never get rid of coaches fighting in the KHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • Okay, fair enough, this was an awesome move by Sid. [NHL]
  • Craig Leipold buying out Matt Hulsizer's minority share of the Wild had some interesting revelations, from Hulsizer pushing analytics (and wanting more of a say) and the way their co-ownership was structured. [Star-Trib]
  • Canada's TSNers enjoyed calling out noted Pittsburgh-based blowhard Dejan Kovacevic's "idiotic trolling" of the Vancouver Olympics. (My favorite retort, not referenced here, came from a Brazil-based Scottish reporter who reminded "safer than Vancouver!" Dejan he's surrounded by thousands of security personnel in a country teeming with murders.) [Awful Announcing]
  • The last trade the Habs have consummated with each NHL team. [HEOTP]