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Otto!

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2017 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals
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It’s Saturday.

Islanders stuff

  • John Tavares is one of the skaters at the Power Edge Pro training program and is embracing its challenges. [Globe n’ Mail]
  • Ken Morrow remembers Herb Brooks on his 80th birthday, and how the coach helped train him into the best shape of his life. [NHL.com]
  • The Railers have signed Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Willie Raskob to a contract. He attended Islanders prospect camp this summer and apparently earned some attention. [Railers | Telegram]
  • The World Junior Summer Showcase continues. Islanders prospects Robin Salo and Otto Koivula (OTTO!) scored for Finland in a loss to Team USA. [NHL.com]
  • Linus Soderstrom’s got himself some new pads. It’s good to be a champ.

Thank you @bauergoalie for the new set of gear. #2SPRO

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Other stuff

  • We don’t know what the US Olympic team will look like, but we know who will be its coach: former NHLer and current Wisconsin coach Tony Granato. [SBN]
  • Ryan Strome talks about his excitement at joining the Oilers. I’m sure some of these quotes will find a way to rankle someone(s). [Edm. Sun]
  • All of the NHL’s worst contracts all in one place. The Islanders entry might surprise you (or it might not). [SBN]
  • The bookies already love the Golden Knights. [Knights on Ice]
  • What a 32-team NHL could look like. Vive Les Nordiques! [Litterbox Cats]