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Islanders & NHL News: The Penguins add a new toy

A long-rumored “blockbuster!!1” breaks up the NHL’s summer monotony.

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“Think I could get a trade, too?” >>I think you can do anything you put your mind to.
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Good morning and happy Monday! I’m not going to pretend there’s much going on in the Islanders landscape, but one of their division foes did finally pull the trigger on a move for another star to keep their fading core’s hopes alive.

Islanders News

  • Kevin Kurz does an Isles mailbag, part 2. (What, there won’t be a part 3?) [Athletic]
  • Radek Martinek sighting! (Oh, and Pat LaFontaine, too) The Isles alumni do a Hockey for Everyone event. [Isles]
  • Or if you prefer, Denis Potvin, John Tonelli and Pierre Turgeon at a different charity fundraising event. [Newsday]


  • The Sharks finally found a way to offload Erik Karlsson without retaining much of his $11 million cap hit, while the Penguins finally got their whale, and the Canadiens joined the trade to help grease the wheels. Who did well in the trade? Everybody? [ESPN | THN]
  • This column about the trade is terrible, beginning with something about a reporter’s alarm clock song choices, a humble brag about having a “hunch” whether the trade rumored for six weeks was coming, and then yet even more about Kris Kristoffersson. I read it only so you didn’t have to. [Athletic]
  • Elsewhere in the Metro, the Capitals signed Tom Wilson to a seven-year extension that will efinitely age well. [Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Matt Dumba, finding no other takers, is set to accept a one-year deal with the Coyotes. [TSN]
  • Penguins VP of Whatever Kyle Dubas couldn’t convince a guy to come with him from Toronto, so he named himself GM instead. That’s gonna be good for the family life! [Sportsnet]
  • The Pens will lose Jake Guentzel for three months due to ankle surgery. [Sportsnet | TSN]
  • R.I.P. to Bob Murdoch, the former player and former Blackhawks and Jets coach. [TSN]

R.I.P. also to Gilles Gilbert, who had an awesome mask as an NHL goalie and also briefly was on the Isles’ staff: