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Islanders News: Sabres gameday, Belmont RFP play

The Islanders play in Buffalo tonight and aim to play at Belmont in the future.

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The Islanders are in Buffalo for their penultimate preseason game tonight.

Islanders Reading

  • Yeah, hold your freak-outs about the lines tonight as a few regulars won’t dress, and the Islanders still view their fourth line as their fourth line. [Newsday]
  • As long expected, and predicted by Gary Bettman (who never tells a lie) back in the spring, the Islanders confirmed they submitted a proposal to the Belmont RFP. [LHH | Newsday | It’s Dolans vs. Steinbrenners: Bloomberg]
  • As usual, like a cockroach Ed Mangano comes our and tries to throw a wrench in things. [Newsday]
  • Kevin Schultz, who you may remember from Barry Melrose Rocks or Islanders Point Blank, was at Monday’s game to take some photos for us and we think they’re pretty sweet. [LHH]
  • Please welcome Jake to the fold to cover prospects, NCAA, Bridgeport and whatever he wants. Here is his coverage of the All-American Prospects Game, with some names who are familiar attached to some kids you’ll be looking out for in June. [LHH]
  • The Sound Tigers won their preseason game, 2-0 over Hartford yesterday, with some newcomer goals. [Sound Tigers]
  • Exhibition, smexhibition: Patrick Cullity was laying it all out there for the Tigers. [CT Post]
  • Speaking of which, the AHLers area also trying to adapt to the major pro leagues’ sudden decision to actually enforce slashing. [CT Post]
  • PREDICTION TIME: Torgo is back with his annual Islanders prediction contest (I think I won this last year, because I am awesome, but if I’m wrong I apologize to the True Champion), and he is a man after my own heart by requesting you know what a comma is. [LHH Fanpost]
  • The Puck Soup podcast with Dave Lozo and Greg Wyshynski welcomes Islanders/MSG announcer Brendan Burke. [Puck Soup]


  • Paul Kariya doesn’t remember a thing about the Stanley Cup final game where he came back and scored after taking the cheap late headshot from Scott Stevens that we used to think was so totally cool. [TSN video]
  • More macabre gawking at Erik Karlsson’s description of his half-mutant foot. [Deadspin]
  • Kind of a big deal, maybe: RFA Josh Anderson goes Nino, supposedly demands trade from Blue Jackets, although that is news to them. [Sportsnet]
  • Jonathan Toews (NO RELATION TO DEVON) notes that the controversy around standing or kneeling or doing anything for the U.S. anthem kind of clouds what the original protest was about. [Sun-Times]
  • The NHL pretends to not engage in politics, while it tries to influence a Calgary mayoral race and extort the city into paying for a new Flames arena. [Deadspin]
  • Meanwhile, the Flames are hopeful but a little light on right wing. [TSN]