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Islanders News: Prospects, AHL All-Star highlights and trade scenarios

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Dal Colle and Aho enjoy their All-Star turn, while we look toward the Islanders’ second half.

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The Islanders are among many teams enjoying a bye week; however, the NHL and the Metro are back in action after the All-Star break, with three Metro teams in action last night.

Check back later this morning for a follow-up from Travis comparing the Islanders to surprise-start teams (Devils, Avalanche, Knights) who made the playoffs last season.

Islanders Reading

  • Prospect Report: A little bit of Wahlstrom, a bit of Wilde, and a sprinkling of Golyshev. [Isles]
  • The trade deadline is a month away. Arthur Staple goes through the range of potential Islanders targets, from dream to practical. [Athletic]
  • Michael Dal Colle and Devon Toews’ [erm, Sebastian Aho I mean. Forgive me, I’m a father of young children...] bye-week assignment allowed them to participate in the AHL All-Star deal, and Dal Colle picked up points in the mini-games and then scored the lone shootout tally in the tiebreaker:

Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores include the Penguins losing the fourth of their past five games.

  • The Leafs made their move to address their suspect blueline, acquiring Jake Muzzin from the Kings for a first-round pick and a couple of prospects. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, the Stars and Penguins undid last year’s Jamie Oleksiak trade. Literally. [Defending Big D]
  • Officially now: Artemi Panarin won’t negotiate a new contract with the Blue Jackets during the season. [NHL]
  • Tuukka Rask is on IR due to concussion. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers will decide their future together (or apart) in the coming weeks. [NHL]