The NHL kicks off with the defending Stanley Cup champion [redacted] taking on the St. Louis Blues.
The Islanders don’t play real games until an opening back-to-back that begins Friday, but there’s plenty to read and discuss until then.
- Starting with...the roster. Officially posted yesterday, with no surprises after Monday’s moves. [Isles]
- That was made possible by waiving Steven Bernier and Stephen Gionta on Monday, who both cleared and were assigned to Bridgeport. [Sound Tigers]
- Tavares Very Confident in Isles Heading Into Season – MSGNetworks.com
- Tavares talks about talking about his contract status, with some funny lines from Johnny Boychuk. [Newsday] (And yes, the Tavares Contract Encyclopedia Vol. II is updated with that and some other notes)
Islanders Season Preview: Forwards
Doug Weight likes the talent in his forward corps this season
- Expectations high as Dal Colle starts second season - Connecticut Post
- Islanders preview: Can Eberle and youth be enough to keep Tavares? | New York Post
- Excitement grows for Isles' Mathew Barzal [News 12]
- The first Islanders Prospect Report, with several off to hot starts (hello Bellows, Soderstrom). [Isles]
- Worcester Railers: City latest hockey stop for veteran goalie and world traveler Joe Fallon [Telegram]
- A guy named after the ball in Cast Away was suspended again. Spizzwolf breaks down some of his, uh, “greatest” hits. Play Of The Day: Wilson the Wreckingball Clown - Lighthouse Hockey
- From a few yearas ago but still fun, as it’s the only time the Isles have played on Oct. 3: Tavares’ 1st NHL goal. [NYI Skinny]
Sabres and Eichel Agree on an Eight Year $80 Million Extension - Die By The Blade
Buffalo signs star to max-term deal [More at SB Nation]
- This is cool. A reminder where athletes can help ease the mental pain. Golden Knights players venture into community to offer support after Strip shooting - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
- The Penguins have ex-Isles tall person Andrey Pedan now. Penguins trade Derrick Pouliot to Vancouver for D Andrey Pedan, 4th round pick - PensBurgh
P.K. Subban’s dad talks hockey, life and catfish on new Color of Hockey podcast | TheColorOfHockey
Karl Subban dishes about raising three black pro hockey players in new book.
- It’s a two Subban-for-one day. Malcolm lands in Vegas. (J-F Berube, by the way, was waived and assigned to the AHL by Chicago.) Fluto Shinzawa: Vegas Golden Knights a better situation for goalie Malcolm Subban
- Jaromir Jagr can help the Calgary Flames, even at age 45 - SBNation.com [Also at Puck Daddy]
- Finally, here’s a good overview of all 31 teams, with the “three key questions” (and answers) treatment from reps from each of the 31 SB Nation sites covering them. [SB Nation NHL 2017 Preview]