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Islanders News: Maven’s new perch; Wilde about the OHL; CBA blues

Or: What to expect when you’re expecting a lockout

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders
Not going anywhere.
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It’s Tuesday morning. Do you know where The Maven is? (And how about your Wilde prospect?)

ANSWERS follow...

Islanders-like Substance

  • Stan Fischler is retired from the broadcast crew, but his opining will now find weekly pixels at the Islanders official site. “I just love writing about hockey and writing about the New York Islanders.” [Islanders]
  • As Jenny posted Bode Wilde at #9 in our 25U25 countdown, she wondered where he was headed next. Now we know: OHL Saginaw. [LHH | Saginaw Spirit]
  • Besting Bode at #8 in our countdown? You’re the [8th] best, [Kieffer] Bellows. [LHH]
  • The Bruins are counting on quality relief from Jaroslav Halak. [NHL]


  • BRACE YOURSELF: Begun, the next labor war stories have. The NHL and NHLPA can each opt out of the current CBA 13 months from now. The next lockout will be my last. [Athletic]
  • We have [what passes for] a trade to announce: Kerby Rychel for Hunter Shinkaruk, Calgary and Montreal. [TSN]
  • Long an object of cloning dreams, Alex Ovechkin has reproduced. [NHL]
  • Ryan Johansen says Ryan Kesler “made a bit of a fool” of himself, to which I ask, “Which time?” [TSN]
  • Niklas Kronwall says this could be his last season of [boarding people] in the NHL. [NHL]
  • The CWHL’s only American team, the Boston Blades will become the Worcester Blades. [Ice Garden]
  • From June, on “network” scoring and “betweenness”...and how much of Oliver Wahlstrom is affected by wunderkind Jack Hughes? [@medium]

Related to that last one, have fun with this:

Who’s going to Raleigh?

And who can’t get enough of these?