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Rookie camp ends as training camp begins.

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2019 Player Media Tour
The face of a man who went 16th overall getting moved up to second-best in his draft class, behind the best player in the world.
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Today is the report day for many NHL camps, including the Islanders. According to Andrew Gross, today is media day. Interviews will happen then, with GM Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz set to speak.

Now that training camp is actually here, we’re about to see some real RFA drama. I’m licking my lips.

Islanders News

  • Last night was the end of rookie camp, culminating in a rookie scrimmage against the Flyers in Allentown, PA. The Isles kiddies came back from a three-goal deficit to win in the shootout 5-4. [Islanders | Newsday]
  • Here’s who suited up last night. [Islanders]
  • Three questions facing the Islanders as camp opens up. [Newsday]
  • One thing they know for sure: they’re looking to build, not rebuild, this season. [Newsday]
  • Mathew Barzal and friends re-picked the top ten of the 2015 NHL Draft, which he says will be “the best of all time;” Connor McDavid obviously went first, but Patrick Kane selected Barzal second overall. [The Athletic]
  • PHOTOS: Capturing the Isles Golf Outing this year. [Islanders]
  • More on Floral Park’s lawsuit to protect its “quiet, suburban” charm that totally isn’t tightly packed like Queens. [LIBN | Thoroughbred Daily News]


  • Reality is starting to set in for Mitch Marner and the Maple Leafs, who still remain very far apart in talks. The schadenfreude is real, folks. [Sportsnet]
  • Mikko Rantanen says there’s “no need to panic” with regard to his contract talks with the Avalanche. [NHL]
  • These and other RFA stalemates are among the big stories as NHL camps open up. [NHL]
  • The Bruins gave coach Bruce Cassidy a multi-year extension. [NHL]
  • One RFA defenseman, Zach Werenski, signed the other day. What does his contract mean for Bruins RFA D-men Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy? [SCOC]
  • It’s the little things that can kill the Blues’ chances at a repeat. [The Athletic]