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Islanders News: Rookie camp opens and the kids are alright

Also, Eberle is happy to have some consistent coaching.

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NHL: MAY 03 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round - Islanders at Hurricanes
Jordan Eberle likes it around here.
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Prospect camp kicked off yesterday and will continue through to Wednesday. Wonder if any of the kids are gonna blow the door off and force their way into the opening night roster.

Islanders News

  • Here’s the team site’s story on the beginning of rookie camp. [Islanders]
  • Here’s who is there this week. [Islanders]

And here’s a little video of what happened at the first day:

  • Dom Luszczyszyn’s Isles preview went up over the weekend, which means he projects them 20th in the league. But he acknowledges their potential to break that mold. [The Athletic]
  • Jordan Eberle and Michael Dal Colle are feeling confident heading into the new season. [The Athletic]
  • Oliver Wahlstrom hopes to make a good impression at his first pro training camp. [Newsday]
  • Cal Clutterbuck “feels good” after offseason back surgery. He thinks he’s taller now. [Islanders]
  • The Matt Martin Foundation went all-in at its Fifth-Annual Poker Night. [Islanders]
  • LOOK: Check out some photos from the event. [Islanders]
  • LOOK: While you’re at it, check out some photos from the NHL Player Media Tour, featuring Mathew Barzal. [Islanders]
  • DGB identifies five coaches and five GMs who absolutely won’t get fired this year, and Barry Trotz makes the cut. He felt Lou Lamoriello was too old to guarantee that he’ll be on the job next year. [The Athletic]
  • Stan Fischler recalls when Billy Smith saved the Isles’ asses in Game 1 of the ‘83 Cup Final. [Maven’s Memories]


  • Jake Gardiner finally found a home, perhaps where we least expected: in Carolina with the Hurricanes. He essentially took Calvin de Haan’s place down there, contract and all. [Canes Country]
  • Joe Thornton is officially coming back this season, signing a one-year deal with the Sharks. [Fear the Fin]
  • Long-time Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has given control of the franchise to his children. [SCOC]