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Rosner Wrap: Why Räty Should Be Sent Down, Backstrom’s Back

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Good morning and happy Sunday folks. The New York Islanders are off today, a second straight off day, as they are likely back on the ice Monday morning for practice.

The Islanders should send Aatu Räty back to Bridgeport. What do you make of the Islanders with half the season in the books?

These stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:

NYI HOCKEY NOW

Aatu Räty has played 7 games at the NHL level this season. Once he hits nine games, back to Bridgeport he should go: New York Islanders

Here’s our top 5 takeaways from the New York Islanders first half of the 2022-23 season: New York Islanders.

During the Islanders broken record road trip, the same mistakes were made, with no real answer as to why. For a team currently in a playoff spot, there needs to be a bit more accountability going forward: New York Islanders.

The hottest Islanders player over the last six games has been forward Mathew Barzal, who was carrying in a six-game goal streak into Friday night’s contest against the Calgary Flames. But he missed the contest with a lower-body injury: New York Islanders.

In 2023, slow starts haven’t just been a habit. They seem to be an addiction, and neither Islanders head coach Lane Lambert nor his players know how to stop it: New York Islanders.

For a second-straight season, Brock Nelson will likely lead the slanders in goals. And now, for the first time in his career, he is heading to All-Star Weekend: New York Islanders.

The Islanders are seeing a strong goaltending bond at each level of the organization: New York Islanders.

Do you remember the Islanders bar Offside Tavern? Well, it’s coming back better than ever. New York Islanders.

NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW

Washington Hockey Now: After undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in Belgium, Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom saw the headlines and heard the critics that claimed that his career was likely over. But he’s back: Washington Capitals.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It is time for GM Ron Hextall to begin fixing what ails the Penguins, who have only 19 wins in 38 games: Pittsburgh Penguins.

Philly Hockey Now: John Tortorella has been critical of Morgan Frost’s play this season, but the Philadelphia Flyers coach likes what he has seen from the 23-year-old center recently: Philadelphia Flyers.

Boston Hockey Now: Here are the Talking Points from the Boston Bruins 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night at the SAP Center: Boston Bruins.

Montreal Hockey Now: Cole Caufield’s goal-scoring prowess for the Montreal Canadiens has been well documented, especially since the coaching change that saw Martin St-Louis replace Dominique Ducharme: Montreal Canadiens.

Vegas Hockey Now: Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy called the loss to the Kings the most disappointing loss of the season: Vegas Golden Knights.

Colorado Hockey Now: You need your best players to be your best players. Cale Makar and Nathan MacKinnon were exactly that for the Avalanche on Saturday night: Colorado Avalanche.

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