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+)