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Islanders News: Camping on time, with lines to chew

Camp has begun, and the news hose has been turned on.

New York Islanders Memorial Service For Al Arbour
Training camp christens the ice at his new rink.
Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images

Here we are, and here we go.

Islanders Reads

  • The first day of skating at camp featured Ryan Strome at center as hinted earlier in the summer, Mathew Barzal in the Tavares role, and plenty o’ clocks for Ho-Sang. [LHH | Newsday on lines | Newsday on Strome]
  • Here are a few highlights from Media Day. [@NYIslanders]
  • By the way, Strome discussed his workouts and diet, Doug Weight discussed Strome’s selfies from Whole Foods. [Isles]
  • Barzal talked a bit about playing with Andrew Ladd and P.A. Parenteau. [Newsday]
  • And WHL Seattle is naturally worried about Barzal not coming back. [My Northwest]
  • Joshua Ho-Sang is a talented hockey player and a funny dude. He made it on time. [LHH]
  • A review of some of the changes Barclays [the center, not the bank] has made for fans in the upcoming season. [SNY]
  • In a messy situation, Gerry Hart’s son argues Derek Boogaard’s family has no business speaking at Hart’s sentencing for selling drugs to the late enforcer. [Newsday]

Not Here, But There

  • The World Cup resumes today, but Canada isn't buying the history narrative for their semifinal with Russia. [NHL]
  • Bruce Bennett is amazing and has covered decades of great hockey moments, including this month's World Cup. We're lucky to have him shooting so many Islanders games. [World Cup 2016]
  • Last week I recalled the 1987 Canada Cup and in particular the three-game final where each game finished 6-5 (two in overtime). Here’s a little more about how insane that was. [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • Here are the top right wings in the Metro, maybe. [Japers' Rink]
  • Taylor Hall still feels resentment after the Oilers dumped him, obviously. [Copper & Blue]
  • After a winless World Cup, the U.S. needs to make changes or maybe it doesn't. [TSN]
  • Get your lazy narratives for the Hurricanes 16-17 season right here. [Section 328]
  • Stuff about some Rangers that feel like they have things to prove. [Post]
  • Meanwhile, future Ranger or Bruin or whatever Kevin Shattenkirk is happy he wasn't traded from the Blues before his walk year. [NHL]
  • The founder of the North Stars has died at 86. [THN]