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Islanders News: (More) Tavares, Lee and the Bridgeport lease

Also: Forget 2017-18, what do the Isles look like in 2020?

Dallas Stars v New York Islanders
We regret to break up our run of Gionta photos with these two guys.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Friday! Friday? Friday. Yes.

Islanders Reading

  • You know who’s not worried about John Tavares becoming an ex-Islander? His linemate Anders Lee. [NHL]
  • (And yes, that and more was added to the Tavares contract encyclopedia yesterday. Get the full 10-volume set in stores now.) [LHH]
  • The Hockey News projects a 2020 Islanders lineup that looks exactly like what the 2017 lineup could look like some nights. [THN]
  • Could the latest Bridgeport lease drama pave the way for the Sound Tigers to move to Bridgeport after all? That’s kind of a leap, but I had fun musing about it anyway. [LHH]
  • Chris Kreider appears to be one of the best at redirecting shots for goals, and it totally has nothing to do with stat keepers crediting unpenalized goalie-crashing goals as “a near-range tip-in, I guess?” Anders Lee is among the leaders too. [TSN]
  • The LHH pick-up game post has been updated with a form to indicate preferred time/date. This thing is gonna happen. [LHH Fanpost]

Like, Not Tavares or Anything Like That

  • The latest in a summer series: What if the Ducks drafted Sidney Crosby? [Puck Daddy]
  • A look at the still-unsigned restricted free agents and whether any will sit out training camp. (This is where I’m totally grateful Calvin de Haan filed for arbitration. Tired of dealing with those preseason dramas.) [SB Nation]
  • Top moments in iconography for the Flyers, who have never abandoned the orange. [BSH]
  • A little more on Jaromir Jagr, considering playing for his Czech 2nd division team to enable a quick return to the NHL if no one signs him. [SB Nation]
  • Niklas Kronwall feels shame for the Wings’ playoff streak ending. [Sweden, translation]
  • The significance of the Stars’ stand on the Texas “bathroom bill.” [Puck Daddy]