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Happy Monday, folks. Hope everyone’s weekend was relaxing and/or entertaining.

Islanders Clippings

  • The Duhatschek Notebook features a long look into what the Islanders may do this summer as far as goaltending and coaching. Can’t say I agree with the Cam Ward suggestion. [The Athletic]
  • Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts expands upon these rumors toward the end of this column.[Sportsnet]
  • When the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour stops in his birth home of Mississauga, Ontario, John Tavares will be there to celebrate it.
  • Justin Bourne, born in December of 1982, pretty much missed the Stanley Cup wins. But he does know, firsthand, how winning the Cup has a lasting and rippling effect for the players that win it and their families. [The Athletic]
  • The Sound Tigers donated $6,500 to Make-A-Wish Connecticut. The money was raised from the team’s inaugural Make-A-Wish Night on March 10. [Sound Tigers]
  • Jon Ledecky was in attendance at the Belmont Stakes, promoting the arena that should be built across the way. [Newsday]

Stanley Cup Residual

  • It’s already happening, and Larry Brooks had to be the guy to kick it off: why the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin, despite winning the Cup, is still a loser. On one hand, it is really funny to poke fun at the Capitals’ (and Ovechkin’s) long and extensive history of failure to win; but on the other, they actually really did just win it. [NY Post]
  • Ovechkin doesn’t care, though. He literally slept with the Cup the other night. [NHL]
  • T.J. Oshie shared an incredibly beautiful moment with his father, battling Alzheimer’s, on the ice after winning the Cup. [TSN]

Generic NHL Bits

  • Since the offseason has officially begun, here is a primer to everything that will be going on in the NHL this summer. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Islander Pierre Turgeon has decided to resign from his assistant coaching position with the Kings. [LA Kings]
  • Tyler Dellow delves low into the depths of draft pick trades, using Eric Tulsky’s model, and wonders what the Canadian teams might do. [The Athletic]
  • Saturday was the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Cup win for the Montreal Canadiens, the last time a team north of the border has won it. The team members celebrated at the Ritz Carlton. [The Athletic]
  • The Colorado Eagles have won the 2018 Kelly Cup, repeating as ECHL champions by defeating the Florida Everblades in seven games. [ECHL]
  • Stan Fischler’s influence knows no bounds. Sharon Eberson, a sportswriter whose career began because of him, pays tribute to him after his retirement. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]