Happy Labor Day. It is Labor Day, right. This isn't Russia. Is this Russia? This is isn't Russia.
Islanders, uh, stuff..
- Audio: The Hockey Writers talks to old warrior Rich Pilon about his time as an Islander and his old coach, Al Arbour.
- Sportsnet and USA Today name the Islanders among 2015-16 playoff teams in danger of missing this season. Eyes on Isles takes exception.
- Funny meeting you here
Just met Jack Capuano for the first time…by accident…in the Detroit airport. #smallworld— Brendan Burke (@brendanmburke) September 4, 2016
- And per ESPN's Scott Burnside, Cappy will be in charge of Team USA's penalty killing at the World Cup. Hope he's bringing Greg Cronin's playbook.
- More World Cup absentees: now Tomas Hertl and Radko Gudas are out for the Czech Republic. I'm sure Dom is all broken up about not getting to root for a Gudas team. [NHL.com]
- The big shots who tried to being Steven Stamkos to Toronto are revealed and it's news for some reason. [PPP]
- Are the Flames in danger of missing the playoffs again? [M&G]
- Inside the player tracking technology that's coming soon. [SBD]
- The Rangers named Chris Drury assistant GM and Little League pitching coach. [BSB]
- Among P.K. Subban's many talents is also being a masterful Photoshop troll. Or not. Either way, this is amazing. [EOTP]