Good morning, I had to replace a stupid Apple laptop cord for $80 after it frayed in a really absurd place, but at least it’s a really cool shade of white! Love that company.
Training camp updates:
- One... The official site has the story, and scrimmage, and lines from Day 3, where Nick Leddy made his first appearance of camp. [Isles]
- Two... Meanwhile, Arthur Staple had his assessment, including the prospect of regular lines returning but Barry Trotz opening the door for outsiders to make the lineup. [Athletic]
- Three... Barry Trotz knows he can’t go wrong with the choice in goal. [Newsday]
- “He makes everything look easy.” The official site collected some glowing reports on Ilya Sorokin from several of his former KHL teammates. [Isles]
- MSG announced the schedule of televised games of the series with the Panthers, as well as the exhibition game against the Rangers. The “if necessary” game start times are still TBD, of course. [Isles]
- A topic we know all too well, but here’s an outsider’s view: “Breaking down the Islanders’ cap nightmare.” [Jfresh]
5 Observations from a longtime Lady Byng voter:— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) July 16, 2020
1. None of us knows who's an actual gentleman on the ice
2. When I've asked players for help with this, the response is some form of, "Who gives a f--- about that?"
3. Don't think I've ever picked a finalist, much less a winner.
- Another “his season was done but then came the pandemic” story, Seth Jones is back and healthy for the Blue Jackets. [NHL]
- “Infectious disease specialist Dr. John Swartzberg [and six others TSN spoke with] says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have made a massive mistake by staging team training camps in Southern U.S. cities where Covid infection rates are spiking.” [TSN]
- Edmonton, one of the two NHL playoff “hubs,” had a major storm that did damage to an arena entrance. It’s okay though, the arena is fine. [Copper n Blue]
- The Lady Byng finalists were announced. [NHL]
- Relive Carolina’s come-from-behind Game 7 win against the Sabres in 2006, which sent them to their lone Stanley Cup win. [Canes Country]