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Islanders News: Nothing to report

Not for the Islanders, at least. Not yet.

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Colorado Avalanche v New York Islanders
The way it seems right now, Naz will probably be wearing one of these two uniforms next season.
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Hello, folks. Apologies for the lack of bits yesterday. This isn’t really going to be a bits post, either, for two reasons: (1) I am running low on time this morning, and (2) there is not a lot of news to share anyway.

There are some folks out there who believe the New York Islanders have more coming; as Elliotte Friedman noted, they have been “too quiet.”

To that end, second-best UFA available Nazem Kadri has yet to sign anywhere, and the rumors are that he has been waiting for teams—likely the Islanders, given Kadri’s familiarity with Lou from their time together in Toronto, and the Avalanche, because he likes it there now—to clear some cap room. I think Friedman said that there may be more teams involved, too.

That’s about it in Islanders Country, though. Tomorrow, I will go through and compile all the little Islanders bits that are surely on the team website to keep it from imploding. But today, here are just a few signings that we may have missed going into Friday. We mostly just wanted to make sure that you fine folks had another thread to move to.

Signings and Important NHL News

  • Five speculative destinations for Kadri, listing the Avs and Isles as the top two choices. [The Athletic]
  • And here is the podcast episode from which the Friedman quote above comes: the final 32 Thoughts of the season, and there is a bit o’ Isles talk.
  • Ondrej Palat left the Lightning and signed a five-year, $30 million deal with the Devils. [NHL]
  • Dylan Strome signed with the Capitals on a one-year deal. There’s a flyer I would have liked to take. I have a feeling that’s going to work out pretty well for Washington (and Strome). [NHL]
  • And older brother Ryan (old friend, now with Ranger stink) signed a five-year deal with the Ducks. [NHL]
  • The Maple Leafs signed Calle Jarnkrok to a four-year deal. [THN]
  • Still out there: Kadri of course, and John Klingberg. And Phil Kessel! [NHL]