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Islanders News: Ho-Sang's dreams, words; Mayfield loves food; Tavares rules

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"Hey, hey Tommy, how does this smell?"
"Hey, hey Tommy, how does this smell?"
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Tomorrow night, the Islanders head up to Buffalo to play the Sabres. That's all I got. I'm sick, y'all.

Islanders News

  • Josh Ho-Sang wants to be one of the league's best players, helping the Islanders contend for a Stanley Cup. And his teammates like him for who he is - apparently he's a nice, quiet kid. [NHL.com]
  • Ho-Sang and others, including Kyle Okposo, speak up regarding protests during the national anthem and the Penguins' announced White House visit. [Puck Daddy]
  • 5 Keys to the Islanders season include building off the work Doug Weight has done, as well as getting solid goaltending. [NHL.com]
  • Scott Mayfield fills out his Player Q&A for the NHLPA and says his favorite part of being in the NHL is the food. A man after my own heart. [NHLPA]
  • Andrew Berkshire, formerly of Habs Eyes on the Prize and currently of Sportsnet, has once again ranked the league's top centers based on the numbers. John Tavares comes in at No. 6, but wait 'til you read what he has to say about his defensive prowess - yes, PROWESS! My heavens! [Sportsnet]
  • The latest IsleSeatPodcast discusses the role and impact young players like Ho-Sang and Mathew Barzal will have on the upcoming season. [SoundCloud]
  • David Quenneville is back with the Medicine Hat Tigers, but is bringing with him a wealth of experience from Isles camp. [Medicine Hat News]
  • Michael Dal Colle and Travis St. Denis have returned to camp in no-contact jerseys, while Eamon McAdam and Mitchell Vande Sompel remain out. [Soundin' Off]

Elsewhere

  • Elliotte Friedman's 31 Thoughts deals with Olympic roster planning, and the influx of youth in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Erik Karlsson describes, in detail, the ankle injury he had suffered last season, and how it was repaired. [TSN]
  • Sean Gentille discusses why the Penguins' decision to attend the White House is more political than it ever has been in the past. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]