- 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. [NHL.com]
- 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:
Another angle of the incomparable @MarkDParrish bringing down the house last night. From the rink to the stage, on skates w/ a stick or slinging an axe, everywhere and everything is home for Mark. #NailedIt #NBMN pic.twitter.com/Rh52OY313O— Nickelback (@Nickelback) July 23, 2018
- 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]