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Islanders News: Oliver the academic, Smith on ‘tending, prospect talk

News and notes for Islanders fans.

2018 NHL Draft - Round One
To the NCAA and beyond.
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August beckons, which means the Quiet Period is upon us. If you’re traveling or on holiday, hope it’s outstanding. If any Isles news breaks we’ll have it here, otherwise we’ll continue to play with some offseason features...

  • Thanks to everyone who voted in our community Top 25 Under 25. We’ll roll out results and our own site countdown soon. Comment thread continues in the poll post. [LHH]
  • Speaking of which, The Island finishes its countdown with the top five prospects. [Island]
  • Not surprising, but for your files: Oliver Wahlstrom will report for his freshman year at Boston College. [NHL | BC Interruption]
  • “Well, I’m a goalie so I guess I’m weird all around by nature.” Six questions with new Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie Jeremy Smith. [Sound Tigers]
  • A little this and that, and a sweet eclipse-and-Mars photo link, from the farm. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Ryan Pulock pullin’ for pets. [Instagram]


  • The Smurfs and Kevin Hayes can’t seem to agree on a long-term plan, so he’s expected to sign a one-year deal and then test free agency. [Post]
  • The six Azmi sisters go hard in their Toronto ball hockey league. [Times]