A good Friday and final day of May to you.
Islanders Reading (and Listening)
- In the latest Islanders Anxiety, Dan and Mike discuss the Brock Nelson contract and the sexy potential of Noah Dobson, as well as some outstanding international former Isles. [LHH]
- Not a lot else happening just now. But the Isles are recycling so we’ll recycle too: The blueline’s progress this year. [Isles] And Maven revisits Bossy’s 50-in-50. [Isles]
ICYMI, Steve plugged this yesterday but it’s worth revisiting (and adding to) the replies (“still think there’s hope for john tavares” is a great comic interlude):
Every New York Islander from 2007-2014. https://t.co/oXlEvTAQwL— Culture of LOUsing (@cultureoflosing) May 30, 2019
- The NHL has suspended Oskar Sundqvist for one game and this is their explanation of his decision-making as depicted by frame-by-frame video. [NHL video]
- His victim, Matt Grzelcyk, is in concussion protocol and did not travel with the team for Game 3. [NHL]
- On a defensive-minded Stanley Cup final. [TSN]
- Craig Berube is “saying there’s a chance” Vince Dunn will return for Game 3. [NHL]
Here's where a lot of fans (and writers and even players) get crossed up: Right after the hit, officials on the ice and broadcasters are adamant it's a minor because Grzelcyk's head moved, etc. etc.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) May 30, 2019
Today, it's clear Sundqvist is getting suspended.
Hard to make sense of that. https://t.co/NLCDVoQWeG
- Nikita Zaitsev has requested a trade out of Toronto just two years into his seven(!)-year contract, presumably because #lifewithTavares, while Kyle Dubas still hopes (hee hee) to get Mitch Marner signed by July 1. [TSN | PPP]
- In review: Was this Joe Pavelski’s swan song in San Jose? [Fear the Fin]
- A look at a few late risers among European prospects for this month’s NHL draft. [Broad Street Hockey]