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Islanders News: Eberele’s hope, Dobson’s approach, and seven on waivers

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The first waivers wave hits, but it’s low-level fruit.

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders
Catching the Waiver Train again.
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The Islanders have one preseason game left, tomorrow night in Bridgeport against the Smurfs. Among the pending roster cuts, they put several on waivers yesterday, but none who had a chance at the opening roster.

Islanders News

  • As you know, the latest cuts have the Islanders down to one group in camp, rather than multiple groups skating at different times. Notes from all that here. [Isles]
  • So what do you think of the Islanders’ defense, now and in the future? Carey weighed in with a really comprehensive deep dive. [LHH]
  • Jordan Eberle thinks he can do even more and Barry Trotz — who finally put him back with Mathew Barzal last spring and watched them shine — agrees: “I think last year, the last quarter & the playoffs, he got it to the next level. I haven’t seen anything that suggests that he is going to revert to a level down.” [Newsday]
  • Some Islanders among those placed on waivers yesterday, though none are in anyway controversial: Jared Coreau, Christopher Gibson, Kyle Burroughs, Seth Helgeson, Cole Bardreau, Travis St. Denis, Matthew Lorito. [Soundin’ Off]
  • A reflection on how things have changed since the initial Belmont announcement two years ago, and how things are looking set now. [Athletic]
  • Are team beers the latest big sports thing? If so, the Islanders and Oyster Bay Brewing were ahead of the curve. [Forbes]
  • A whole lot of winding and perhaps not edited words about what may be next for the Belmont development. [Forbes]

Elsewhere

  • A very interesting listen about goaltending trends and topics. [PDOcast]
  • A multi-topic column, but the middle section is former Oilers coaches dishing on the madness they worked with there. [ESPN]
  • Oddly specific season predictions and records, where everyone in the Metro gets 80 points. [USA Today]
  • The league is partnering with opendorse for individual player branding or promotion or something, and agents are happy so great for all of you with that. [NHL]
  • These teams are already looking at salary cap awkwardness in 2020-21. [Spectors Hockey]
  • Who are the league’s next big stars, just waiting to break out? [USA Today]
  • The Canucks launch a media mentorship program in honor of the late Jason Botchford. [Canucks]