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Rosner Wrap: Islanders With 11 Nationally Televised Game, Stützle Signs Big Deal

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Good morning and happy Thursday. The football season is upon us, with opening night tonight. Even if you are not a football fan, the start of the season means that hockey season, the New York Islanders season is right around the corner. So, yeah, that’s cool.

Let’s start today’s Rosner Wrap by welcoming a new member of the National Hockey Now family as Marc Dumont joins Marco D’Amico at Montreal Hockey Now. Montreal Fans will have tremendous coverage between the two, a top tandem entering the 2022-23 season.

Also, the great Kevin Weekes hinted that something was brewing in Montreal and having to do with a netminder. It sounds like a Cayden Primeau extension is incoming.

Now here are the stories to know for today:

NYI Hockey Now: With Ilya Sorokin destined to be the go-to guy for the New York Islanders in 2022-23, we cannot forget the importance of Semyon Varlamov. It was not that too long ago, 2020-21, that he was a top goaltender in the NHL. New York Islanders

NYI Hockey Now: On Wednesday, ESPN and Turner Sports announced their television schedule for the 2022-23 NHL season. The New York Islanders will play 11 Nationally televised games, with eight on ESPN’s family of networks and three on TNT. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: On Monday, NHL Network host Tony Luftman and former NHLers Devan Dubnyk and Ken Daneyko broke down their top-10 netminders right now. At number five was New York Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: We are a little over a month away from the 2022-23 NHL season, but there are other sports in play to keep us busy. If you are not a gambler in the state of New York yet and are trying to find the right time to get in on the fun, look no further than the promotion DraftKings is currently offering. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: We are a little over a month away from the 2022-23 NHL season, but there are other sports in play to keep us busy. If you are not a gambler in the state of New York yet and are trying to find the right time to get in on the fun, look no further than the promotion DraftKings is currently offering. New York Islanders.

Scouting the Refs: The NHL Rule Book has been updated for the 2022-23 season. There’s just one change, but it is a noteworthy one: Referees will now be able to nullify a major penalty after video review. NHL Rules.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Penguins have expected more offensive production than they’ve gotten from Jason Zucker since acquiring him from Minnesota. Well, it turns out that, according to a league source, the Penguins had a chance to do just that this summer … and decided against it. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Philly Hockey Now: Chuck Fletcher, like most NHL general managers, rarely will talk about trade rumors surrounding their team. Understandably. But if you connect the dots, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Philadelphia Flyers were trying to get left winger Jason Zucker from the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington Hockey Now: After spending the offseason in Russia, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has officially left the country for North America. Ovechkin’s agent, Gleb Chistyakov, told sports.ru that the Great 8 left on Wednesday and is flying to Washington, D.C. to continue preparing for the 2022-23 NHL season. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers will play host to the Carolina Hurricanes in a preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 29 — with the revenue raised through a special ticket sale benefiting the growth of youth hockey in South Florida. The public can start purchasing tickets on Friday. Florida Panthers.

Montreal Hockey Now: Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes believes that he could still find some solutions on the NHL trade market to help his club gain some much-needed cap flexibility before the start of the season. With Kirby Dach extended, Hughes has no choice but to put Carey Price on LTIR. Montreal Canadiens.

Colorado Hockey Now: Here’s a new name in the Avalanche cognoscenti that you may see more of on this site, a young man named Brennan Vogt. Follow him on Twitter @AvsTerritory. Brennan had some outstanding videos from Wednesday of the group of Avalanche players that skated together at Family Sports Center, one of whom was Nathan MacKinnon. Colorado Avalanche.

San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks should be breaking in at least a half-dozen new players this year. They acquired wingers Luke Kunin and Steven Lorentz via trade, and winger Oskar Lindblom, center Nico Sturm, and defensemen Matt Benning and Markus Nutivaara in free agency. San Jose Sharks.

Vancouver Hockey Now: About ten days ago the NHL Network in the US plopped Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes in the number-12 ranking among NHL defenceman overall. This week, it’s Thatcher Demko, Vancouver’s netminder extraordinaire, rated at number-six out of the 32 regulars. Vancouver Canucks.

NHL: The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Tim Stützle to an eight-year, $66.8 million contract, a deal where the club is banking on his potential, rather than his previous production. Ottawa Senators fans have a young group there, locked up for a long amount of time. NHL.

 

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