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Islanders Offseason News: Thanks and here comes free agency

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We know Greiss is on his way out, it’s how Lou manages the rest of the roster and cap pressure that provides mystery

New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One
Surely walking, but definitely not forgotten.
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Here’s your post-season hype-and-thanks video:

Islanders Podcasts and Then Some

  • Arthur Staple wraps the season with Mark Parrish. [No Sleep Till Belmont]
  • Lighthouse original Michael Schuerlein speaks with with Athletic writer (and Island native) Mark Lazerus about the season that was, and the line between fandom and scribe. [Isles Faithful podcast]
  • It’ll be a pandemic- and flat cap-influenced UFA season, and of course Thomas Greiss is headed (not exactly “testing”) free agency. [Athletic | AMNY]
  • Still, the Isles goaltending situation may be the best it’s been in a long time. [Empire Sports]
  • Shame about the cap situation, though...: Jon Ledecky expects the Islanders to be a top destination for free agents. [Newsday]
  • Arthur Staple with the second half of his 22 things learned from the season that was. [Athletic]

Elsewhere

  • You may have seen some Islanders who were Sound Tigers chiming in with tributes to the late Frank Camera. Here is a proper obit from Michael Fornabaio. [CT Post]
  • Bruce Bennett has done absolutely everything as a hockey and NHL photographer, but the bubble presented yet another challenge for him to knock out of the park. [Score]
  • New Coyotes GM is ready to overhaul the culture in Arizona and he expects some to be shocked. [NHL]
  • More than you ever wanted to know about life in the bubble. Not that they’re complaining, but it definitely did not match the brochure. [ESPN]
  • The Sharks removed the interim tag from coach Bob Boughner. [TSN | Fear the Fin]
  • Ryan Kesler says lack of info about anti-inflammatory meds led to a chronic digestive issue. [ESPN]