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Islanders News: It’s gameday, kind of, with preseason vs. Rangers

The Islanders join the NHL’s preseason fun with a trip to Manhattan, where the league’s most sober and rational fans hang out.

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Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders
Some days the lighting is better than others.
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Who’s ready for some preseason hockey?! I know you are, yeah you there in the back.

It all got underway for the NHL this weekend, and the Islanders join the party tonight as they face the Rangers at the Garden. Allegedly the game will be broadcast on MSG and NHL Network.

Islanders News

  • The Islanders are ready for some tests as they begin their six-game preseason set. [Newsday]
  • Saturday camp notes: Varlamov returns, Koivula still out. [Isles]
  • Noah Dobson continues to grow and learn, and Lane Lambert digs it. [Newsday]
  • Alex Romanov is making a positive impression. [Isles]
  • Ilya Sorokin knows he...actually I’m not really sure what this one is about. Kind of a reach as the Isles face the Smurfs in preseason. [Post]
  • Barry Trotz has spent a summer focused on family but he’s also dialed into the NHL and will be ready to coach again soon. [Athletic]
  • Something something numbers projections Isles season preview. [Athletic]
  • Video: Behind the scenes at Islanders Media Day. (Isn’t every day “behind the scenes” in the Islanders’ closed-media ecosystem?) [Isles]


  • Anton Stralman has sort of maybe found a home, signing a PTO with the Bruins. [TSN]
  • Flames forward Elias Lindholm is adjusting to life without his two escapee linemates. [Sportsnet]
  • 2017 2nd-overall pick Nolan Patrick’s cursed career continues (sort of), as Vegas announces he’s out for the season. [ESPN]
  • Newsflash! Mitch Marner has put on 9 pounds! [TSN]
  • Lots and lots and lots of voodoo words about Matt Murray’s game. [Sportsnet]
  • Blues pending UFA Ryan O’Reilly wants to remain in St. Louis but does not feel urgency to get a deal done. They just signed a couple youngsters to big deals, so cap space is a concern. [NHL]
  • Zdeno Chara retrospective: Apparently when he was named captain of the Bruins, he “called four-time Stanley Cup champion coach Al Arbour out of the blue to ask him about good leadership.” [Sportsnet]