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Islanders News: Brassard reviews and Coliseum talk

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If nothing else, we’ve got another power play weapon.

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Easy, I’m on your side now.
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To (mis)quote the Chemical Brothers: Signing, response. Signing, response. Signing that triggers some kind of response.

Islanders News

  • Carey went into the risks, and possible rewards of betting on Derick Brassard. [LHH]
  • And on their latest podcast, Noel and Dan P. discussed the signing and other items with Andrew Gross of Newsday. “Brass never really got into the flow in Pittsburgh.” [Isles Buzz]
  • Arthur Staple also reviews the signing, with Brassard pledging that he can help the team, and the power play: “They have two units, unlike some of the teams I played for.” [Athletic]
  • Might here be yet MOAR games at the Coliseum before Belmont is all said and done? [Newsday]
  • As he departs, Brett Yormark is “happy for the Islanders and their fans” about Belmont and stuff, and probably to never have them in his mentions again. [Venues Now]
  • About that though: a former transit administrator writes a strongly worded letter with concerns about transportation, bands, the food, other stuff with Belmont. [Crain’s NY]

Elsewhere

  • Canucks restricted free agent Brock Boeser appears to fancy a four-year deal at $7 million per. [Province]
  • Seattle will have lots of expertise helping it create a team name and identity. [NHL]
  • What might the next World Cup look like? Played in mid-season, but then it gets complicated. [Athletic]
  • The crazy story of the Falkland Islands’ hockey aspirations. [THN]
  • LATE ADD: Hey folks, Steve here. Just letting you know that Evgeny Kuznetsov is banned from IIHF competition for four years for testing positive for cocaine. Wonder how the NHL responds, especially after that whole fiasco with the video in his hotel room. [IIHF]