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Islanders News: Assessing Tavares' contract; Da Beauts; Ruggiero's success

No summer lull here at LHH (yet).

Let's see what this guy can do this season.
Let's see what this guy can do this season.
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Over the summer, hockey sites generally don't have as much to discuss, and this site is usually no different. This summer, however, will be full of content, most of it centered around someone whose name rhymes with Ron Ravares.

Islanders News

  • In the wake of Connor McDavid's announced extension, which had an AAV $750,000 lower than originally reported, Elliotte Friedman considers possible numbers for John Tavares. [FanRag]
  • Arthur Staple empties his noggin of his final thoughts about Isles prospect camp, with notes on Kieffer Bellows, Mathew Barzal, and Parker Wotherspoon. [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers will return Josh Holmstrom; his brother, captain Ben Holmstrom, is still a free agent. [Sound Tigers | CT Post]
  • Sebastian Aho (yes, ours - this will start out fun and slowly become annoying) is looking to make a name for himself in North America. [Islanders]
  • Da Beauty League, the star-studded summer beer league in Minnesota, returns for a second season. Among the participants: Minnesota natives Nick Leddy, Anders Lee, and Brock Nelson. [Star-Tribune | Fox Sports North]
  • ICYMI: the Sound Tigers want you to celebrate "Christmas in July." It's a bit of a stretch, but a nice offer that comes along with it. [Sound Tigers]

Your Ho-Sang Moment of Zen

Today, Josh cuts deep:

Or Otherwise

  • A Toronto columnist has only had 10 thoughts in his life, and here they are. Principal among them: McDavid's compromise will cost other stars money, which is true. [Toronto Sun]
  • Speaking of Canadian columnists, when Erik Karlsson was traded up for and selected in 2008, Ottawa Sun hot-takeist Don Brennan called it "a garbage pick." Like a fine wine, this take aged. [The Comeback]
  • And speaking of McDavid, according to Rob Vollman, it is very likely that he hits 1,000 points before the end of his extension. []
  • ICYMI: the massive extensions handed out since July 1 supposedly indicate that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews aren't the root of the Blackhawks' problems. I would probably have a thing or two to say about that. [Second City Hockey]
  • Speaking of (folks, repetition is a Literary Device, trust me) Kane, he is the best shooting talent in the NHL, according to the research of Travis Yost. [TSN]
  • The Sabres are a better team after acquiring Marco Scandella et al from the Wild, in this edition of Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking. [TSN]
  • Philipp Grubauer's tiny extension likely means the Capitals have other plans to work out this summer. The edge of my seat, I'm sitting on it. [Japers Rink]
  • Angela Ruggiero was a Hockey Hall of Famer and four-time Olympic medalist on the ice (including Gold in 1998), and has since accomplished arguably even more off it, graduating from Harvard (undergrad AND graduate schools) and joining the International Olympic Committee, among other achievements. Here are her 3 Methods for Success. [Entrepreneur]
  • Puck Daddy goes behind the scenes of the Ilya Kovalchuk mess. CBS Sports reports that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle may have had something to do with it.
  • Shaquille O'Neal's popularity created a whole generation of Shaqs. Seriously, every kid my age is named Shaq. Even me, Shaquille Steve Smith. []
  • Jon Bois may have created his masterpiece. Or he's lost his fucking mind. I don't know, but peer into what he feels football will look like in the future. I don't know how anybody thinks of this, but I'm laughing pretty hard at 6:15 a.m. [SBN]