We'll get to last night's World Cup of Hockey game in a minute, but first a reminder that tonight is the game between the Islanders and Flyers prospects at Northwell Health Ice Center. Game time is 6 pm and you might still be able to get tickets (although this page is pretty old so who knows). If we get some web streaming info for the game, we'll let you know.
Actual news from the Islanders
Ryan Strome is back, and ready to forget about his last season. [LHH | Newsday]
Happy to be an Islander for 2 more years!!! #YesYesYes— Ryan Strome (@strome18) September 21, 2016
- The Islanders also officially named Claude Loiselle Hockey Operations Consultant, because if you can add more lawyers and ex-Leafs executives, you gotta do it. [LHH]
- Despite being a near cap team, are the Islanders actually better than they were last year? Only a few more weeks until we find out. [IPB]
- The Islanders' annual golf outing was yesterday, despite the clouds. It's a team event that goes way, way back.
- Ozzyfan has more info - draft time, stats and final teams - for the LHH Fantasy League. [FanPost]
- The Team USA - Team Canada game was a mismatch in almost every way and the former's tournament is now over (except for their meaningless final game). Islanders John Tavares and Jaroslav Halak are moving on, though. [LHH | Toronto Sun]
- Tavares played a big part in eliminating the US by dismantling Matt Niskanen and Ryan McDonagh on this ridiculous goal. [LHH]
- Brooksie tries to discuss Islanders fans' conflicted feelings about their captain playing for their country's biggest hockey rival, but he loses the plot after a couple of paragraphs.
- Team USA has a lot of work to do if they want to stay relevant in international hockey. First thing is to scrap whatever blueprint they think they're using. [SBN | Puck Daddy]
- Also, in yesterday's early game, Henrik Lundqvist looked like himself and Sweden shut out the floundering Finns 2-0. [NHL.com]
- Team North America's Aaron Ekblad's tournament is over after he sustained a "mild concussion." He's back in Florida now. [Miami Herald]
- One thing we can all agree on: Ref Cam is the best. [Puck Daddy | RMNB]