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Islanders News: PGA visit, pre-camp rookie shindig, NY fan experience

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Also: some pro golfers skate with some Isles.

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“So, I mean, obviously you’re not a golfer.”
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Hey hey, it’s Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers, I mean rookies and AHLers, report in less than three weeks.

Isles reading

  • Before training camp proper, comes rookie camp. The Islanders- and Flyers-in-diapers will square off at Philly’s (real) home arena on Sept. 13. [Courier Post]
  • We had a lot of Joshua Ho-Sang yesterday, because he’s a refreshing interview, but here’s one more: an interview on XM. [Isles]
  • Evidently the PGA Tour, which is like a competitive circuit for pro (?) golfers (?!), is in Old Westbury this week. So a trio whose names I never knew skated at the Islanders practice rink with Cal Clutterbuck, Nikolay Kulemin and Thomas Hickey. “I was impressed with their abilities, honestly,” said Clutterbuck. [Isles | PGA video on Facebook]
  • The ice cheetah has a hurt hammy: Jason Chimera injured himself in the gym, will miss a camp run by Perry Pearn. Johnny Boychuk will be there though. [Edmonton Journal]
  • According to J.D. Power’s annual thing, the Isles have passed their arena roommates among New York teams in the Fan Experience. [SNY]
  • It’s time to talk LHH fantasy hockey league. (Is there promotion/relegation?) [Fanpost question]
  • Speaking of, are you in for the LHH Pickup Game II Sept. 23 in Port Washington? Here is how you can sign up and help make sure new father Turgeon1992 doesn’t go broke making it possible. Make it happen! [LHH Fanpost]

Beyond the Isle

  • Andreas Athanasiou is reportedly considering the KHL over the cap-strapped Red Wings. [Winging It]
  • Connor McDavid does the proper hockey humble thing and insists no, THN is wrong, he’s not the best player in the league. [TSN]
  • Darnell Nurse has motives. [Puck Daddy]
  • Young Isles blogger Carter interviews young Flame Spencer Foo. [CarterHUD]
  • What if, like, the Penguins had drafted Flyers legend and Kharlamov attacker Bobby Clarke? [Puck Daddy]
  • Jets draft pick and Minnesota State captain C.J. Franklin has changed his last name to Suess to honor his mother. [SBN College Hockey]