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IIHF World Juniors Gold Medal Game - Canada v Sweden
You know, adding PK would totally help that chemistry thing.
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Today is a Wednesday, which is a bit more than a Tuesday but not quite a Thursday, if you catch my drift...

Islanders Reading

  • The Islanders rank...#4 (?!) in Corey Pronman’s ranking of prospect pipelines. Don’t tell the haterz. [E$PN]
  • It’s kind of important that John Tavares and Jordan Eberle find chemistry. [FanRag Sports]
  • Dave Poulin discusses uncertainty with Tavares, Matt Duchene and Leon Draisaitl. [TSN]
  • The Isles will host NHL Centennial Tour festivities at the Northwell Health practice rink Sept. 16-17. [Isles]
  • We’ve been sharing the Wisdom of Ho-Sang all summer, but here’s a nice collection of some of his best, or perhaps most inspirational, tweets. [SB Nation]

Beyond All That

  • Like it would be so foolish for the Oilers and RFA Draisaitl to part ways though. [Edm. Journal]
  • It’s been a while since some Duchene scuttlebutt. Darren Dreger is convinced agent Pat Brisson will help force a trade before or during camp. [FanRag Sports]
  • The uh, the Bruins have no intention of trading RFA David Pastrnak, thank you very much Mr. Lawton. [Puck Daddy | TSN | NHL]
  • What if the Avalanche never matched the crazy offer sheet for Joe Sakic? [Puck Daddy]
  • Johnny [Not Hockey] Gaudreau is No. 9 on the SBN Top 25 Under 25 list. [SB Nation]
  • Ron Hainsey is the Leafs’ blueline “father figure.” [TSN]
  • Anthony DeAngelo hopes for new life and opportunity with his trade to the Rangers. [NHL]
  • One year left on their identical deals: Is this the end for the Sedin twins in Vancouver? [SB Nation]
  • The Golden Knights have their broadcast team, populated by former players. [Knights on Ice]
  • They are also visiting sites in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana because TV. [NHL]
  • NHL expansion: Can it play in Kansas City? [ESPN | Puck Daddy]
  • Other teams: They’re just like us! The Blues have arena (renovation finance) issues, what with the city supposed to pay for some but the Treasurer saying, “You know what, actually...” [stltoday]
  • Today’s the day: Will Butcher uses the senior “loophole” to escape from the Avalanche’s rights and visit the Devils, Sabres and Golden Knights, among others. It’s like going from the most desperate team to some slightly less desperate teams. [Denver Post]
  • The NHL participates in Red Bull Pride Night to benefit You Can Play. [NHL]
  • Celine Dion is here to cheer on her son’s hockey game and you should dig it, too. [SB Nation]