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Islanders News: You know your man is workin’ hard, he’s worth a deuce

Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans

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New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
Gonna be a dogfight.
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Happy Wednesday.

Islanders stuff

  • Arthur Staple covers Brock Nelson, Josh Ho-Sang, Casey Cizikas, Devon Toews and a number of other topics at The Athletic. Sounds like both Nelson and the team wanted a show-me one-year deal because of the team’s transition status. Generally speaking, this is going to be one of the more intriguing training camps the Islanders have had in some time. [More on Nelson’s new deal from Newsday and the New York Post]
  • And in case you missed it from Monday, Staple talked to some Islanders veterans who had some pointed words for anyone writing off their season already.
  • Thomas Greiss teaches the fine art of goaltending to the military families at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. []
  • Got an extra $26,000 laying around (Correction. Make that just $2,600)? Then bid on a game-used Mathew Barzal uniform. [NHL Auctions]
  • Brian Compton stops by the Don’t Ask Me Why podcast to discuss his two favorite subjects, the Islanders and KISS.
  • Nickleback is certainly no KISS, but I like them better when Mark Parrish joins them on stage to shred:


  • Brooks Orpik returns to the Capitals on a one-year, $1 million contract after being traded to and bought out by the Avalanche. [Japers Rink]
  • The great Marian Hossa - who was traded to Arizona, the NHL’s designated dumping ground for injured or otherwise inactive players on untradeable contracts, earlier this summer - posted a thank you video to Blackhawks fans for their support. Even with three Stanley Cups, I’m not sure Hossa will ever get his due as a smart, incredibly productive player on both ends of the ice. [Second City Hockey]