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Tavares is Captain Determined, and Ho-Sang and ABV are ready for the season

NHL: Preseason-New York Islanders at New York Rangers
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As the NHL preseason advances, tonight the New York Islanders play the Philadelphia Flyers in Brooklyn, while the New York Islanders visit the Philadelphia Flyers in Lehigh Valley.

Yep, it’s that split-squad time of year.

Islanders Reading

  • When we last saw John Tavares last season, he was writhing after a season-ending injury on the Barclays Center ice. He’s trying not to worry about it. [Newsday]
  • Tavares does. Not. Stop. And he sets the pace. [Isles]
  • Joshua Ho-Sang and Anthony Beauvillier discuss hopes for the coming season. [MSG]
  • But what does ESPN hockey prospect addict Corey Pronman say about top young Isles like Mathew Barzal, Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle? [SNY]
  • Storylines for the 2017-18 season from your Mr. Steve Smith The Larger. [The Unbalanced]
  • Casey Bailey meets college teammates at Isles camp. [Sports Daily]
  • Help a charity and meet Thomas Greiss, get game tickets. [Charity Buzz]
  • Reminder: On-going Top 25 Under 25 poll here. Leave your votes and get that discussion going, it’s always good times. [LHH Fanpost]
  • A whole host of changes in the AHL rulebook, some of them grammatical. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Ben Holmstrom is back for more. [CT Post]
  • Putting a move back to the Coliseum in Star Trek terms. [LHH Fanpost]
  • Golden Girls Alert: Dan’s latest in Golden Girls Sports takes on Sam Snead and Bob Hope. [Golden Girls Sports]

Elsewhere

  • The Ducks are among many trying to adjust to the slashing crackdown. [OC Register]
  • Here’s more on that crackdown, by the way. [TSN]
  • The Blues have taken two early injury hits, with Shattenkirk trade piece Zach Sanford out for basically the whole season with Streit Shoulder, and Jay Bouwmeester out several weeks with a broken ankle. [Game Time | NBC]
  • The Predators gave their captaincy to Roman Josi, the Roger Federer of...Swiss hockey players in Nashville. [NBC | On the Forecheck]
  • Steve Yzerman has high expectations for the Lightning season. [Raw Charge]
  • Schneider: Undercover [NHL]
  • Brian Boyle, newly signed with the Devils, has a form of leukemia. [NHL | All About the Jersey]
  • The Kings and Canucks are in China, getting down to business. [NHL]