There is only one Islanders Bit, so It and the other Bits have been condensed into a nifty, little package of Split Bits. I hope this cleared things up.
- Josh Ho-Sang even makes wearing a Fisherman jersey-themed tank seem spiritual. And someone in the comments by the name of James McNulty is Definitely Not Mad On Line about Ho-Sang wearing #66. [Instagram]
- Jaromir Jagr was included on the Czech Republic's preliminary roster for the 2018 Olympics. And why shouldn't he be, if he won't be able to sign in the NHL? P.S. Garth, buddy, friggin' sign Jagr already.
- Drew Doughty is willing to re-sign with the Kings if they're contenders when his contract is up in two years. He's also open to exploring free agency. Basically, he's open to anything. News, folks. [NHL.com]
- Former Blackhawks Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, winner of the 1961 Stanley Cup and the 1963-65 Norris Trophies (yeah that's right, I read part of the article), passed away at 85. [SCH]
- An Edmonton-area radio host and artist painted a portrait of Connor McDavid in 19th century military attire. My favorite part is that it is named "Connor McPortrait." It sounds like going to McDonald's and being painted while you stuff your face.
- Did someone say McDonald's? Why yes, I did eat it at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the LIRR. Oh, wait, not what I meant. Shea Weber outraced a horse in a commercial for McDonald's Canada. Though, I don't understand how they expect to convince people that eating McDonald's can help you outrace a horse.
- Take a spin through the Red Wings' new arena, the Little Caesars Arena. How long before people start calling it something like The Pizza Box or The Pizzeria? [WIIM]
- NHL players were asked to sketch their teams' logos, and I'm not convinced that Chris Tanev and Mark Scheifele know what teams they play for. [SBN]
- The BB&T Center, where the Florida Panthers play, is temporary home to many Hurricane Irma clean-up workers. Stay safe folks, and thank you. [Miami Herald]