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Christian’s Daily Links: Islanders on TV, Jonathan Toews to Miss Hawks Camp

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On Tuesday NBC Sports announced its national broadcast schedule. The New York Islanders made it on there a whopping two times.

It appears on social media that many fans are just fine with the increased number of locally broadcasted games because of that decision. TV talk, Ilya Sorokin and more in today’s daily links!

As previously mentioned, the Islanders will appear on national television twice this year. Unlike last year, one of those games will air on the big network, NBC. (NYI Hockey Now)

For those interested in looking for a good bet before the NHL season stars, Ilya Sorokin winning the Calder Trophy might be it. With 27/1 odds, the rookie goaltender would be a good value bet compared to some of the more favored options by the oddsmakers. (NYI Hockey Now

Derick Brassard is no longer with the Islanders after one season raising more questions about the team’s third line. Who will fill those open spots? Joe Paterno proposes a few options. (AM New York Metro

Staff members at The Athletic take a shot at running the New York Islanders. Hey, they couldn’t do worse than Mike Milbury, that’s for sure. (The Athletic

Speaking of Mike Milbury, two of his early 2000’s trades made this list for the eight trades that still are haunting teams. Now that could be a number of trades that the longtime Islanders general manager made. (Bleacher Report)

Jonathan Toews will miss training camp for the Chicago Blackhawks and there is no timetable for his return. So how does Chicago replace him? They don’t, according to Ken Campbell. (The Hockey News)

Joe Thorton has played 22 years in the NHL. Now we get to hear some untold stories about Thorton from those who have been around him during various parts of that career. (The Athletic

A look at some of the Stanley Cup Final greatest possibilities for 2021. (ESPN+

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NYHN Daily: Islanders Fall to Devils, Dobson Making Strides & More

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The New York Islanders looked to continue their two-game winning streak when they battled the New Jersey Devils Sunday Night. However, the Devils shut them down, winning 2-0 in their second of eight meetings this year. Second-year defenseman Noah Dobson has taken strides this season. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

In the loss to the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders were held off the scoreboard. Rookie Ilya Sorokin got his second career NHL start, while Anthony Beauivllier left with an injury. (NYI Hockey Now)

Defenseman Noah Dobson looked to take another step this season after a rocky rookie campaign. The 21-year old has taken strides so far in his bigger role. (NYI Hockey Now)

Off the record, NBA players are not the only athletes that can demand trades. Just look at Pierre-Luc Dubois. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders’ netminder Ilya Sorokin performed better in his second NHL start last night. But his team failed to score for him. (Newday)

The Boston Bruins had many holes heading into the season that needed to be filled. Their young players are off to a promising start. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers last night by a score of 3-2. In his latest, Dan Kingerski wrote about the game’s turning points. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Hockey Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple Leafs legend George Armstrong dies at age 90. (ESPN)

Recently trade Pierre-Luc Dubois states he does not blame former head coach John Tortorella for trade. (NHL.com)

Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Pius Suter scores his first, second, and third career NHL goal in win over Detroit Red Wings. (NHL.com)

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NYHN Daily: Johnny Boychuk On Hand at Islanders Practice, Ladd Whereabouts

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The New York Islanders (3-1-0) look to add to their two-game winning streak as they head to the Prudential Center to face the New Jersey Devils (2-1-1). With Johnny Boychuk unable to continue his National Hockey League career, he helped out at practice yesterday. The Islanders announced that Andrew Ladd and Thomas Kuhnhackl will report to AHL training camp. These Islander stories and more on today’s daily links!

Back in November, 13-year veteran defenseman, Johnny Boychuk decided to hang up the skates due to an injury. But that has not stopped him from mentoring his New York Islander teammates, as he was on the ice at the team’s practice yesterday. (NYI Hockey Now)

Up to this point, the New York Islanders had not made statements regarding forwards Andrew Ladd and Tom Kuhnhackl. Both players will report to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers when they open training camp. (NYI Hockey Now)

The LIU Men’s Ice Hockey team struggled to put together a winning performance. Despite having snapped their four-game skid last Saturday, there is much work to be done to become a more well-rounded program. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz has yet to change his lineup through the team’s first four games. Yesterday at practice, Oliver Wahlstrom skated alongside J-G Pageau. We could see the first lineup change of the year, according to Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick (2022) to the Winnipeg Jets for winger Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic. (Sportsnet)

Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets gambled by swapping star players. Both teams hope the trade will be mutually beneficial. (TSN.com)

The Blue Jackets, who see stars come and go, need to keep Patrik Laine around. (NHL.com)

After beating the Philadelphia Flyers by a slim margin on Thursday, the Boston Bruins broke through with six goals in the victory Saturday. (Boston Hockey Now)

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins were not in on the Pierre-Luc Dubois sweepstakes, they did have their eyes set on Jack Roslovic. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

With contact sports banned in Santa Clara County, the San Jose Sharks will be playing their first two home games in Arizona. (San Jose Sharks Now

The New York Riveters of the NWHL defeat the Toronto Six to kick off the season. (NWHL.com)

The Minnesota Whitecaps outlast the Boston Pride in Isobel Cup Final rematch. (NWHL.com

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NYHN Daily: Jordan Eberle Scores Twice in Win, Barzal Gets Islanders Top-Line Going

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The New York Islanders hosted the New Jersey Devils tonight, as both teams were coming off close wins against their opponents. Jordan Eberle scores twice as the Islanders beat the Devils by a score of 4-1. After finding himself on the NHL’s COVID list, Josh Bailey would play in the game last night, as he was cleared. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Jordan Eberle had yet to light the lamp this season but buried two goals in the Islanders 4-1 win over New Jersey. The top-six forwards for the Islanders contributed on all four of the goals in what was a strong offensive showing. (NYI Hockey Now

Mat Barzal’s offense abilities were a major factor in the win over New Jersey. After being held off the scoresheet since opening night, he picked up his first multi-point game of the season. (NYI Hockey Now)

After Josh Bailey was not at the Islanders’ practice facility on Wednesday, it was later found out that he had made his way onto the NHL’s COVID list. While it seemed he would not be able to get in the lineup against the Devils, he was cleared in time to play. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the win over the Devils, the Islanders put in a complete effort. The offense came alive, the defense jumped up on the play, and Varlamov continued his strong start to the season writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

With the win, the Islanders hand the Devils their first regulation loss of the season. Varlamov lost his shutout streak, while the top line has a breakout night. (NHL.com)

After leaving the game against the Islanders on Monday, Boston Bruins’ defenseman Matt Grzelyck got hurt in the matchup against the Flyers. But he guts it out, as he picks up an assist in the 5-4 shootout win. (Boston Hockey Now)

Prior to Bo Bryam making his NHL debut last night for the Colorado Avalance, his father, former NHLer Shawn Byram, was rather excited to see his son play. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in troubling waters yet again, as injuries are putting them in a rough spot this early in the season. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have their season on hold due to COVID-19 but are trying to make the most out of the situation. (Florida Hockey Now)

Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Pierre-Luc Dubois requested a trade prior to the beginning of the season while he was in contract negotiations. Even though he is still a member of the team, head coach John Tortorella is limiting his star player’s ice time. As reporters scurried to ask the coach what was happening, he elected to not comment on the matter. (Sportsnet)

Due to the inability to follow COVID-19 protocol, the Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 and top players Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov, Dimitri Orlov, and Ilya Samsonov will miss the team’s next four games. (ESPN)

Seven NHL coaching staffs are still working for reduced pay amidst this COVID-19 crunch. (TSN.ca)

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