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Islanders News: Park looks back, Barzal looks up, LaFontaine looks to 24

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Park: Somehow this was eight years ago.
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Another quiet day in the Isles universe, relatively speaking, but we at Lighthouse Hockey have a pretty cool series planned starting Sept. 1, involving a range of our writers. Thanks for hanging with us through a summer of dramatic change with the NYI.

A Bit of Islanders Reading

  • It’s been a while since Richard Park was an Islander. If you don’t know the story of the second-ever Korean-born NHLer, it’s worth a look. [Isles]
  • Mathew Barzal is evidently a big basketball fan and was thrilled to meet NBA MVP James Harden. [Isles]
  • Pat LaFontaine and Arron Asham are among those set to participate in a 24-hour hockey fundraiser. [NHL]

A Bit of the Elsewhere

  • Ryan O’Reilly sure hopes his new team is the winning kind. [Yahoo]
  • With Henrik Zetterberg’s health up in the air, things look even darker for the Amway Red Wings. [Yahoo]
  • Mark Scheifele is a rink rat, always thinking hockey, and now he’s super-elevated his nutrition game, too. [GQ]
  • They and the Blackhawks are feeling the effects and cost of their past glory. [TSN]
  • Oscar Dansk nods to the 58 Vegas massacre victims with his new mask. [Sportsnet]
  • Frequently in trade speculation, Wayne Simmonds enters his walk year looking to bounce back from an injury-riddled season. [TSN]
  • Brett Connolly is the latest Capital to say nah, don’t really need to see the White House at this time. [Sportsnet]
  • The previous day’s reports confirmed, Martin Brodeur is leaving the Blues hockey ops side to work the business side with the Devils. Many forget that the Blues Hall of Fame goalie actually started his career in Jersey. [NHL | TSN]