Jonathan Huberdeau signed in Calgary; Denis Potvin missed the bus

Folks, there may be sadly not a lot on the market in the means of knowledge. It is August 6, twenty-four days after the opening of the 2022-23 NHL calendar 12 months, and the New York Islanders haven’t introduced the signing of an NHL participant.

In my coronary heart of hearts, I assumed yesterday would have been the day. This crop of Islanders administration doesn’t hate the late Friday news-dump (particularly on an odd weekend’s summer season Friday), they usually have a humorous knack for dropping information at inconvenient instances for me. But they spared me yesterday. Maybe at this time is the day.

Ah, who am I kidding? We’re not discovering out at this time, or this month in any respect.

Islanders News

  • The staff web site delves into Frans Nielsen’s shootout prowess. But I have to say that it’s known as the Danish Backhand of Judgmentand it was coined by our very personal Dom. [Islanders]
  • I maintain forgetting that the World Juniors can be in August this 12 months as an alternative of round Christmas and New Years. But Aatu Räty is Finland’s high middle and is off to a scorching begin, albeit in exhibition video games.
  • Stan Fischler recollects the story of Denis Potvin oversleeping and lacking the staff bus to Philadelphia. Potvin known as it his turning level. [Maven’s Memories]
  • This August 1 in Isles History: The Islanders beat the Florida Panthers, 2-1, in Game 1 of their Qualifying Round sequence (2020).

  • Do you personal a bar, or have a favourite watering gap? Do you need it to be affiliated with the Islanders? The staff is accepting purposes to be a part of the Isles Nation Bar Network. [Islanders]

Elsewhere

  • Jonathan Huberdeau shocked us by truly extending along with his new staff, the Calgary Flames, regardless of not but having performed for them. He signed an eight-year cope with an AAV of $10.5 million that kicks in for the ’23-24 season. One large potential UFA subsequent summer season off the board. [NHL]
  • The lately prolonged Andrew Mangiapane says his Flames’ new-look staff goes to contend for the Pacific Division title. [NHL]
  • It had been some time since the participant and staff made it to arbitration, however Yakov Trenin gained his case in entrance of the arbitrator and obtained the two-year deal he sought. [Sportsnet]
  • From the Schadenfraude Department, John Tavares swears this time can be totally different for the Toronto Maple Leafs. [NHL]

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