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Islanders News: Training camp schedule, arena lawsuit set

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Full training camp is soooo close.

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Sparky reacts to news of the lawsuit.
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Tonight the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers have a rookie scrimmage in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tomorrow, the vets report to camp for intake and what-not before taking the ice on Friday.

The Isles announced their 2019 training camp schedule. No open (to the public) practices. They’ll have three on-ice sessions each day Friday through Tuesday, though Monday and Tuesday will include pre-game skates for groups likely to play in those nights’ preseason games vs. the Flyers.

After that? Subject to change, with a few days before their third preseason game, in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 20.

Islanders News

  • Great piece from Brian Compton with Barry Trotz: “Everybody’s an expert when they’re not in the fight. Everybody has an opinion, and they’re not really worth anything, they’re just opinions. [It’s] like me having an opinion on Wall Street.” [NHL]
  • Here’s a preview of tonight’s rookie game from the Philly perspective. [Inquirer]
  • Audio: Peter Schwartz talks to Noah Dobson and Oliver Wahlstrom. [NY Sportsday]
  • Ah yes, the village of Floral Park is suing to stop the Islanders arena development at Belmont Park. Good luck with that. [Newsday | Island Now | LHH]
  • Anthony Beauvillier on his two-year RFA extension: “Some RFA’s are still sitting at home. They’re not where they should be. I’m happy it’s done for me.” [Isles]
  • College free agent signing Mason Jobst has made a habit of overcoming significant hurdles in his hockey career. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders’ annual preseason golf outing is a big thing, and here are all the smiles and cuteness. FYI, Ryan Pulock shattered the head of his driver (which is a golfing instrument, not a person). [Isles]

Elsewhere

  • Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts returns. Lots about the remaining unsigned RFAs and strategies for how they might agree to terms. [Sportsnet]
  • What a difference a year makes in Philadelphia, where they had a different GM and coach this time last year. They’ve made moves, but are they the right ones? [Athletic]
  • Matt Duchene discusses how he chose Nashville over Montreal. [Sportsnet]
  • He wasn’t the only top free agent to reject the Canadiens; reportedly Jake Gardiner said nope to an offer of higher salary but one less year than what he got from Carolina. [Sportsnet]
  • Alex Pietrangelo talks captaining the Stanley Cup champions, any hangover, and nothing about his pending UFA status. [Athletic]
  • The owner of the Houston Rockets, which is a professional basketball team, says he remains committed to bringing the NHL there one day. [Sportsnet]