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Islanders News: The rookies are coming, the rookies are coming

Eventually. Rookie camp starts at the end of this week.

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As a reminder, today is Labor Day in the United States, so quite likely a slow news day. For example...

Tangentially Islanders-Related Things

As a reminder, things kick off for rookie camp on Friday. Here are the 24 players who will be in this part. [Isles]

TSN is reviewing the Top 100 moments of 2016-17 and decides Josh Ho-Sang’s first NHL goal is one of them, because it was a great shot and because Ho-Sang is cool (and the first tweet-reply here is hilarious, in that “people are idiots” kind of way):

  • Second Periodic LHH Pickup Game: It’s set for Sept. 23 at Port Washington, 6:45-8:45 p.m. See this post for details, and to pay up for your spot. The first one was really fun by all accounts. All levels welcome (except you over there...yeah you, over in the corner, your opinion on [Isles Topic of Choice] is all wrong).
  • Peterborough and Cornell product Mitch Gillam will be at rookie camp, and not for the first time. [Examiner]
  • Former three-goalie-monster fixture Jean-Francois Berube continues a tradition of fine mask art with a tribute to Tony Esposito on his new mask for the Blackhawks. [Sportsnet]
  • Various math about the money the county is taking in from the renovated Nassau Coliseum. [Newsday]
  • Now age 30, briefly one-time Isles property Jack Skille is KHL-bound [TSN]

Not Even Remotely Here

  • The final Coyotes unsigned RFA, Anthony Duclair signed for one year, $1.2 million. [FFH]
  • Matt Duchene deserves better than this from the Avalanche, says Puck Daddy. [Yahoo]
  • Patrick Marleau took out a full page Sunday ad to thank San Jose and its fans for the past 19 years. But WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG? asked some griping fan somewhere, surely. [NHL]
  • A seven-year-old from an indigenous family isn’t digging her regionally assigned team’s Blackhawks-like “Warriors” logo, so she can’t play. [Puck Daddy]
  • Nasty and triggery and tragic: A one-time NHLer dies of a heroine overdose a couple months before he was set to testify against the Boston youth coach who raped him as a 13-year-old, and now those charges are dropped. [Boston Globe]