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[Bits] Hearing from Beau; Mighty Duck and cover; The Trouba-door

RIP Fenov.

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NHL: New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets
Two RFAs walk into a bar...
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There hasn’t been much to glean from the last few days, as far as hockey goes, unfortunately, but we’ve managed to scrounge some bits together. While it isn’t much, I hope you enjoy them.

Islanders News

  • It was the Islanders turn on Friday in the Team Reset series on the NHL website. Brian Compton breaks down the Isles quest to move on from John Tavares and change the culture. [NHL]
  • VIDEO: Also from Friday, Anthony Beauvillier stopped by NHL Tonight to discuss his friendship with Mathew Barzal and the upcoming season, his third in the NHL. [Islanders]
  • It’s not technically Islanders-related, but Justin Bourne outlines the impact of assistant coaches on and off the ice, which seems relevant to the Islanders. [The Athletic]
  • Fenov Pierre-Louis, the inspiration for Anders Lee’s Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, sadly passed away, as has been discussed in the comments. His classmate started a GoFundMe to help his family, and they’re less than $5,000 from their $20,000 goal. [GoFundMe]


  • The most significant news from the past few days: Jacob Trouba reached his arbitration hearing, and was awarded a one-year deal at $5.5 million by the arbitrator. He was asking for $7 million, and the team was offering $4 million. The arbitrator split it up the middle. The Jets have 48 hours, as of the time of the ruling, to accept the deal. No reason why they wouldn’t, but you have to think the trade speculation intensifies with him. [Winnipeg Sun | Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Winnipeg also re-signed forward Brandon Tanev to a one-year deal. [Sportsnet]
  • Here are 15 of the most intriguing RFAs yet to be signed, including William Nylander, Sam Reinhart, and Mark Stone. [Sportsnet]
  • The Golden Knights and the U.S. Army have reached a settlement on the use of their team name. []
  • The Ducks have brought back the Mighty Ducks logo, and put it on one of the ugliest jerseys imaginable, in true Anaheim fashion. Bring back the eggplant. [NHL]