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Also: Anders Lee knows the Metro only got tougher. Bring it.

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NBC Sports will throw Anders and Brooklyn a bone.
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I know we’ve been remiss in the posting the usual offseason fodder topics, but check back during the afternoons in August as we will pick up the pace on those, in addition to our random history discussions.

Islanders News

  • Anders Lee knows the Metro will be even more dangerous this season. [NHL]
  • Oliver Wahlstrom is ready to start his first full season as a pro. [NHL]
  • Oh look, the Islanders have doubled their games on NBC Sports. [NHL | Islanders Insight]
  • There’s fancy all around in the renovated Belmont and accompanying arena, but this appearing as an aside in a horse racing story art for the eyes: “Digital renderings of the Isles arena show a brick exterior resembling that of Belmont, but inside it is a thoroughly modern facility. With contractors selected and a project manager hired, what was formerly known as the Red parking lot will be home to the Islanders, in time for the beginning of the 2021-2022 hockey season.” [Horse Racing Insider]
  • Former Worcester Railer has signed with Norfolk. [Admirals]

A little game, in case you missed it: Make your “$200 roster” of players from Islanders series. Top Travis’:

Elsewhere

  • Alex Ovechkin met people and learned how to write his name in Chinese, sort of. [NHL]
  • Arbitration Season wraps up with some cases that actually reached arbitration awards: Rocco Grimaldi gets $1 million with Nashville. Joel Edmundson gets $3.1 million with the Blues.— a modest $100k raise and $1.1 million short of his ask. Ironically, that may keep him from getting traded. [NHL]
  • There’s not a lot coming out about the Mitch Marner negotiations, but it sounds like the numbers are getting pretty crazy, and the rest of the RFA market is waiting for his case to set the ceiling. [Athletic]
  • With Coach Q and other exciting changes, Aleksander Barkov says “no more excuses.” [NHL]
  • Not-very-in-demand Jason Pominville isn’t “going to just jump” into bed with any team, you know. [The Onion NHL]