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Islanders News: All the training camp thoughts

Trotz is refreshed, Barzal is ready to amp it up, and Sbisa is a PTO again.

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New York Islanders v Carolina Hurricanes-Game Four
Okay I’ll take your questions.
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Camp kicks off for real today, but Barry Trotz warns you not to read into the initial pairings and lines. (I know, I know, that’s hard to do.)

Islanders News

  • Mathew Barzal is ready to increase his points total — but not at the expense of discipline to Barry Trotz’s system, don’t worry coach. [Newsday]
  • There were five Islanders on Corey Pronman’s top 124 prospects outside the NHL. [Athletic] Skip to just the Isles here. [LHH]
  • Anders Lee discusses the season to come with the gang on SiriusXM NHL. [NHL]
  • Cal Clutterbuck is back and ready, Andrew Ladd will be kept on IR until he’s 100%. [Isles]
  • Barry Trotz has heard your crap and he doesn’t care, because the Islanders are “starting from a higher place” than where they began last season. [Isles]
  • Trotz said having a longer summer gave him a chance to “catch [his] breath.” [Newsday]
  • The importance of pressure on the forecheck: “The Islanders regularly pressure opponents but are not able to turn that into possession.” [Hockey-Graphs]
  • DO NOT PANIC. Luca Sbisa is in camp on another PTO. (Hey, Long Island living is good.) [Isles]
  • Related but not: Lou Lamoriello is fine with not altering last year’s roster very much. [Islanders Insight]
  • On that note: “Can work ethic, will and (theoretically?) a few upgrades take the Islanders back to the playoffs?” [Athletic]
  • Ross Johnston wants to win a role again, obviously. [Pioneer Journal]
  • In the ECHL, Worcester has signed Henrik Samuelsson. [Railers]
  • Obligatory quote and bait-y headline for Josh Ho-Sang goes here. [Post] And more realistic, measured tape goes here. [Newsday]

Noah Dobson? Barry likes him:


  • The Panthers have made big moves behind the bench and on the ice, but Dale Tallon says now it’s time to put up or shut up. [NHL]
  • Another RFA finally signs as Ivan Provorov gets a six-year deal from the Flyers averaging $6.75 million per year, and a whole lot of bonus money. [BSH]
  • Blake Wheeler says the obsessive and high-expectation chase of the Cup last season took a toll on his personal life. [TSN]
  • Various training camp buzz around the league, including Cal Clutterbuck back healthy and ready to go. [NHL]
  • Kyle Brodziak discusses the injury that put a sudden end (likely) to his career. If you’ve had back issues, you’ll either want to look away or read more. [Oilers Nation]