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Islanders News: OMG Weight said Tavares wants to win

Also: Your all-purpose expansion draft calendar is here

New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight Press Conference
“I will never leave you, and you WILL never leave me.”
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Still another off day in the Stanley Cup final, which resumes Saturday. Unfortunately, the Pens are still involved.

Islanders Reads

  • Here’s how it works: Doug Weight gives a basic interview with quite intuitive and completely not newsworthy quotes (e.g. “We have to put John Tavares in position to win.”), and other media run with it as click-bait headline. [e.g. TSN]. FanRag Sports had more transcript and less OMG headline though.
  • Dan dutifully updated our Tavares Free Agency (a Year From Now) Encyclopedia.
  • Also in that update, Down Goes Brown rundown of 10 stars who could be part of a blockbuster. [Sportsnet]
  • Worth a rerun, ‘cause they swept the Oilers: In praise of the 1982-83 Islanders as one of the top 10 teams of all time. [NHL]
  • Here are the upcoming deadlines for teams and players (those who have no-move clauses) regarding the expansion draft. Thanks to those who asked for clarification in comments. [LHH]
  • Have you done a “Why I’m an Islanders Fan” FanPost? Those who have are setting the bar damned high. [LHH]


  • Devils GM Ray Shero on Ilya Kovalchuk’s potential return to the NHL: “He’s [got to] tell us where he wants to play.” [NHL | Sportsnet]
  • A look at the drafting that helped build the Penguins and Predators. (And then over here you got Weber for Subban and Jones for Johansen.) [THN]
  • However, one of those Preds draftees is Pekka Rinne, who’s...not having a good final. [THN | SBN]
  • P.K. Subban guarantees Game 3, yada yada. [NHL]
  • Sean Couturier is either great or terrible, according to many divided Flyers fans. [BSH]
  • Officially now, the now former Isles ECHL affiliate Missouri Mavericks are the KC Mavericks. I never did make it out for a game. [Mavs]
  • The Kings announced Alex Faust will replace longtime legend Bob Miller on their play-by-play. Faust is 28. [JFTC]