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Ilya is on the hunt, the Isles are hungry for thirds

Vegas Golden Knights v New York Islanders
Thanks dude, it’s been real.
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Good morning. Today is the first day of the rest of your Stanley Cup Final. (Also: Tune in later this morning for a priceless and indescribable Spizzwolf video. I won’t spoil the topic, but we met about it a lot.)

  • In “you were probably expecting this, but here is the first concrete sign” news, the Islanders are believed to be on target for a new third jersey, with orange and not black. Whatever they do, hopefully they won’t be trotted out as conforming to a made-up brand of a borough. Remember that the NHL took a (brief) pause on the Third Jersey Program as they transitioned from RBK (vowels not included) to adidas (capitals not included). [LHH]
  • Free agent Isles forward Nikolay Kulemin is reportedly headed to Metallurg of the KHL. [TSN]
  • Lots of random tales from the annual NHL scouting combine, including Joshua Ho-Sang excelling at pullups. [ESPN]

Also in completely expected news, but time to ponder: Ilya Kovalchuk will be figuring out where he’s gonna sign on July 1:

  • Tonight is Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and both teams have lots of Mario Kart fans. [Washington Post]
  • Draft talk! Talk about some sexy 2018 draft prospects. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • An NHL lawyer requested dementia warnings be removed from concussion posters. #lawyersgottalawyer. [TSN]
  • There was a Vegas Stanley Cup joke in a classic “The Simpsons” episode and, well you just gotta hear the writer talk about it. [NHL]
  • How long can those poor Flames “hang on” in poor Calgary’s poor Saddledome? [Flames Nation]
  • Mike Sullivan wields a lot of power in Pittsburgh, which is why Ian Cole was dumped, Marc-Andre Fleury was left behind, Daniel Sprong was buried, and Phil Kessel may be run out of town. [The Athletic]
  • Not related to the NHL at all, but the source of 25,000 mostly dead-on-arrival Twitter jokes last night: an NBA Colangelo (forget whom, don’t care) is probably guilty of running five “burner” Twitter accounts that defended him and trashed players and rivals. [Ringer]