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The Islanders appear to be some degree of “in” on Trouba.

Winnipeg Jets v New York Islanders
Are the Islanders after the disgruntled defenseman from Winnipeg?
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I hope that everyone had a happy and healthy Father’s Day yesterday. Unfortunately, today is Monday.

Islanders News

  • The fathers of Anthony Beauvillier and Josh Bailey play a foundational role in how they carry themselves on and off the ice and how they got to the NHL in the first place. [Islanders]
  • The Islanders are one of the teams aggressively pursuing Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, according to Larry Brooks. All three metro area teams appear to be hot on his trails, with the Rangers and Devils putting their hats into the ring. [NY Post]

The Isles Awards have now all been handed out. Yesterday, we found out that Tom Kuhnhackl won the award for Goal of the Year for the wild goal he scored from his back against the Canucks. [Islanders]

Elsewhere

  • On Saturday afternoon, the Penguins traded defenseman Olli Maatta to the Blackhawks for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth round pick. [PensBurgh]
  • The Maatta trade is the beginning of what will be a very busy offseason in Chicago, according to GM Stan Bowman. [NHL]
  • The Ducks plan to name Dallas Eakins their head coach some time this week, possibly even today. It seemed like a foregone conclusion it would be him, but Anaheim certainly took its time in getting there. Good to be thorough. [Anaheim Calling]
  • A surprising finalist for the Ducks job wasn’t Isles assistant Lane Lambert, but University of Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin. [Anaheim Calling]
  • The Capitals used some of the cap space they acquired in the Matt Niskanen-Radko Gudas swap to give trade deadline pickup Carl Hagelin a four-year contract with a $2.75 million AAV. [NHL]
  • The Rangers have brought back Tanner Glass to work in their front office, representing the first move new president John Davidson has made. [NY Post]
  • Chris Thorburn got demoted from the NHL team by the Blues earlier this season right after his family got settled in St. Louis, but they brought him back frequently as a way for him to get an NHL paycheck and its insurance to help pay for his autistic son’s meds. [SLGT]
  • Brad Marchand is sad that the Blues “stole” his and his Bruins’ dream and St. Louis fans couldn’t be happier. [SLGT]