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Islanders News: Canada cruising; Sweden vs. Europe; Jets in a heap of Trouba

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Take a break from football to watch some afternoon hockey.

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Semifinals - Russia v Canada
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Team Sweden vs. Team Europe semifinal is today at 1 pm. The Giants will play Washington again so you can skip one time.

Islanders links

  • John Tavares hammered the final nail in Russia's World Cup coffin last night, and Canada is, unsurprisingly, in the finals. [LHH]
  • Jaroslav Halak is ready for the spot light as Team Europe tries to continue its ride. [NHL.com | Puck Daddy]
  • Meanwhile back on Long Island, Johnny Boychuk and Cal Clutterbuck are already dealing with injuries. we may know more soon. [LHH]
  • The Islanders are now faced with the realities of replacing Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin. [Newsday]
  • The brand spanking new Northwell Health Ice Center gives the Islanders another home ice advantage. [Eyes on Isles]

Other Stuff

  • During last night's game, news broke that unsigned RFA Jacob Trouba requested a trade away from Winnipeg back in May. Now the cat's out of the bag. [Sportsnet | Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The good news for the Jets is that they have Brian Strait! GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has had his eye on him for four years. No, seriously. [NHL.com]
  • Remember when Quebec produced some of the NHL's best players? Maybe Anthony Beauvillier will be the next. [NY Times]
  • The World Cup claims another victim as Penguins goalie Matt Murray will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken hand. [Pensburgh]
  • Add Canadian Orcs to the list of things that keep Ilya Bryzgalov up at night. [ESPN]