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Islanders News: The making of John Tavares, the breaking of Pulock glass

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Rookie camp begins at the end of this week. So does the World Cup. Real training camp soon follows. You can feel it in the air, no?

Islanders Reads

  • In a great piece on Dawn Braid, John Tavares has wonderful things to say about his skating coach (now breaking a glass ceiling with the Coyotes), and terrible things to say about his skating before he started working with her. [Globe and Mail]
  • Speaking of breaking glass...Ryan Pulock. [@NYIslanders]
  • Anders Lee talks to local St. Paul TV news about his new t-shirt line.[KSTP]
  • Ross Johnston is ready for his second pro season. [PEI Guardian]
  • The reborn Nassau Coliseum (it'll happen, we swear) is seeking Long Island food vendors. [Newsday]
  • Colin Markson re-signs with the Sound Tigers. [BST | Soundin' Off]
  • A charity golf tournament in Truro, Nova Scotia will feature Bryan Trottier among other NHL legends. [Truro Daily]

And Beyond

  • "We had some good blocked shots," John Tortorella said without irony after USA beat Finland in the final World Cup pre-tournament game. [NHL]
  • Tyler Seguin had a knee injury in practice that will reportedly take him out of the World Cup. Gonna be a shame if "injury plagued" becomes part of his label. [Defending Big D]
  • Canada will replace Seguin with Ryan O'Reilly. [Die By the Blade]
  • Looking back, there could've been a few great Team North Americas in past World Cups. [DGB at Sportsnet]
  • Matt Belesky's NHLer's Guide to China. [Players' Tribune]
  • Bill Foley says Vegas will be Knights, but he's not saying what kind of Knights (and no, not the kind who say "neee!"). [Vegas Review-Journal] (Dan's list of 30-40 Knights is still relevant, btw.)
  • They've added everything else, so it's time for EA Sports to add women's teams to NHL 18. No-brainer and easy win, really. [Excellesports]
  • Jonathan Toews is no longer an emotionless T1000. [Sportsnet]
  • A bit about the signing bonus loophole which teams will sometimes use when completing/delaying trades, which players use to get their money up front and "buyout/lockout proof" (e.g. Matt Martin, Andrew Ladd) and which rich teams use to make players tradeable to budget teams. [PPP]
  • NHL Pops are coming! [Funko]