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Christian’s Daily Links: All Quiet on the New York Islanders front



New York Islanders

When it comes to the New York Islander, all is quiet on the western front.

The New York Islanders remain in a holding pattern as they try to clear cap space to re-sign restricted free agents Ryan Pulock and Mathew Barzal, as well as sign some unrestricted free agents. NYI Hockey now made the case for the Islanders to take a look at UFA forward Anthony Duclair once they have navigated their cap crunch.

The case could be made that the New York Islanders already have the pieces in place within the organization that would help them improve upon their run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Andrew Battifarano examines who the Islanders could look to internally to take that next step.

And speaking of internal depth, Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson highlighted three players that Islanders fans should be keeping an eye on.

Hockey Now

The Boston Bruins appear as though they’re returning to the tradition of keeping some local flare on the roster, but is that a good thing? Joe Haggerty examines that question. (Boston Hockey Now)

Things have come full circle for Chase Priskie. First, he was learning how to play the game of hockey through the Florida Panthers ‘Learn to Play’ programs. Now Priskie is the one on the ice helping the next generation of hockey players in the Sunshine State learn the game. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins may not be done adding pieces several league sources told Dan Kingerski. A look at what could happen for the Penguins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

An in-depth look at the Colorado Avalanche’s 118th overall pick in this year’s draft Colby Ambrosio. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Sheng Peng spoke with San Jose Sharks new associate coach Rocky Thompson. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Around the Island

Sort of New York Islanders related, Larry Brooks details some of the plans laid out to NHL general managers on the upcoming season. (NY Post

Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky hosted eight fans on a tour of the construction site of UBS Arena. (Newsday)

UBS Arena continues to take shape at Belmont Park. The New York Islanders released some new rendering of the inside of their future home. (Newsday)

Simon Holmstrom is one of several prospects in AHL Bridgeport that Islanders fans have their eyes on. A look at where fans can expect Holmstrom’s development to be at. (Eyes on Isles


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