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Islanders News: Anatomy of a Hickey, Dissecting a Lease (Opt-out, Take #37b)

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Also: World Cup's right around the corner.

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Roar Hickey.
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After a holiday weekend, I was thinking of showing up to work today. Or can I opt out?

Islanders Reads

  • You may have seen this coming ‘round a few places with the documents from Barclays owner Mikhail Prokhorov refinancing some debts, but along with that filing comes the most explicit details yet on when and who can opt out of the Isles lease at Barclays. [LHH | Newsday]
  • Meanwhile, in on-ice stuff, a deeper look at those passing stats and how awesome Thomas Hickey (and Nick Leddy, and Calvin de Haan) have been in that area. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • For different reasons, John Tavares and Steve Stamkos have similar unfinished business at the World Cup. [Canoe]
  • They're reading into their early camp line combos, with Ryan Getzlaf joining them. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Jack Capuano makes ESPN's "hot seat" list, as every NHL coach with any tenure should. Nothing new for him. [SNY]
  • Jonathan Willis runs down the top 10 prospects in the organization and has some different names in different place than we're used to reading about. [Bleacher Report]

Beyond and the World

  • The World Cup is a big deal to Stamkos though. Guy's been hurt during some recent big-stage moments. [Star]
  • This Elliotte Friedman story on that crazy week day hour 23 minutes this summer when all hell broke loose with Stamkos re-signing, the P.K. Subban-Shea Weber and Taylor Hall-Adam Larsson trade mechanics is cool... [Sportsnet]
  • ...and it also mentioned that, um, Edmonton didn’t want to carry both Connor McDavid and P.K. Subban’s contract, thus they passed on a deal with Montreal. Wow if true. [@kikkerlatka]
  • A little under the radar, but Ben Bishop was thinking he was headed to Calgary before the Flames acquired Brian Elliott instead. [Tampa]
  • Re-examining the defining/ranking power forwards. [Silver Seven]
  • How long shall the Stench of Oiler mar McDavid's reputation?, grumps Ken Campbell. [THN]