Today is the first Tuesday of the rest of your offseason. There’s sure to be more Lou news!
- Elliotte Friedman says it’s a “very serious possibility” that Lou Lamoriello will join the Islanders, he does “believe it will happen,” and even wonders if Mark Hunter would come along with him. [FanRag transcript]
- Ready for a fun read? Reliving the 1993 Islanders’ upset of the Penguins, who were going for a three-peat, and instead both franchises went to hell for a decade. [Post-Gazette]
- Our SB Nation peers at Mile High Hockey ponder what Calvin de Haan would bring to the Avalanche. Though “stability” might not be the precise word, giving his tough injury history. [MHH]
All quiet in #Isles land. Garth Snow and Doug Weight headed to Denmark to scout Worlds this week. Could certainly be a surprise announcement, but wouldn't think any front-office additions would be introduced with GM/Prez and HC out of the country.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) May 14, 2018
Beau picks up the garbage!
- The Jets lost Game 2 last night to allow Vegas to even the series... [Knights on Ice | Arctic Ice]
- ...but man Winnipeg is good, and it’s largely thanks to...patience for the (unbotched) rebuild. [Sportsnet]
- Over in Denmark, Canada let Latvia hang around too long (despite the Anthony Beauvillier goal to open scoring) but won in overtime. [TSN]
- Mike Babcock has about had it with this talk of a rift with Auston Matthews. I’m sure the Toronto media will drop it then. [Sportsnet]
- Personally, I could not possibly care less about gambling on sports. (For me the only thing more absurd than investing my emotions in the results of a sports team is investing my income, too. But I get it, to each his/her hobbies.) Anyway, the Supreme Court finally called B.S. on federal rules keeping 46 states from legalizing sports betting. The NHL issues a statement. [NHL]
- In which Brian Burke basically admits he was a bad GM: “The Phil Kessel acquisition was in large part because I thought we had some ticket price fatigue. If we’re not going to win, let’s at least have a star player with what we charge for tickets.” [Sportsnet]