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Islanders News: Talking Turgeon, Lou and The Return

Also: AJ Mleczko on the elusive recipe for a team that can win.

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Happy Sunday. If you were engaged in festivities around U.S. Independence Day, I trust you have all your digits this morning. For the first time in my Dog Master life, we appear to have a pooch who isn’t disturbed by fireworks. I’ll take it.

Fairly Islanders-Centric News & Podcasts

  • So...Islanders pre-playoff training camp begins on July 13. Here’s what to look for. [Isles]
  • Listen to two guys (including a fairly anonymous former Devil) talk to Lou Lamoriello. [Cam and Strick podcast on Apple]
  • Listen to those same two guys talk to Pierre Turgeon. Islanders days talk begins around the 40-minute mark. [YouTube]
  • Speaking of whom, Stan Fischler recalls the 1993 series win over the Capitals, which Spineless Coward Dale Hunter unfortunately punctuated by mauling Pierre Turgeon after it was all over. [Isles]
  • Noel and Dan P. talk various NHL news with AJ Mleczko on their Advanced Shouting podcast. [YouTube]
  • For Independence Day, looking back on the top Islanders to play for Team USA. [Isles]

Hockey News

  • In case you missed it, the NHL and NHLPA have gotten really serious about this Return To Play and extending the CBA thing. [LHH | TSN | Sportsnet | Athletic]
  • As all of you know well, the most important thing coming out of the new CBA is that it ignites the conversation on who makes the 2022 Olympics Team Canada roster. [Sportsnet]
  • Here are nine injured NHL players who should be ready for The Return. [Sportsnet]
  • It feels Quixotic, but the NHL sounds very determined to get an 82-game season in for 2020-21, even if it begins in January. [TSN]
  • It’s been Rivalry Week at SB Nation sites but...if you’re the flailing Red Wings, what can you say other than “Once upon a time...”? [Winging It In Motown]