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Rosner’s Weekend Wrap: Barzal’s Mentality, Shark Attack, & More

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With the final preseason games being played on Saturday, this week marks the true beginning of the NHL season. On Tuesday, the New York Rangers host the Lightning, and the Los Angeles Kings host the Vegas Golden Knights. On Thursday, the New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Here are the New York Islanders, LIU, and NHL stories to know from this past weekend:

NYI Hockey Now: For the New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal, his decision-making in high-danger situations is something that he needs to work on. He shared Saturday night that he wants to go towards goal more, which will make him even more dangerous. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: Speed kills, and the NHL game has developed into a speed and skill league, more so in the regular season than in the playoffs. For the New York Islanders, who have an aging core, their strength is not in that category. But their new addition, forward Nikita Soshnikov, brings that element, which is a major reason why he has survived the first two rounds of training camp cuts. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: We will count Aatu Räty’s highlight-reel goal as part of the weekend wrap, as you have to see the goal he scored against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: It was a shark feast in North Easton, MA, as the LIU Men’s Hockey program picked up their first win of the season in commanding fashion, a 7-1 win over Stonehill. LIU Hockey.

NYI Hockey Now: LIU Women’s Hockey Team has got that winning feeling. The Sharks opened up NEWHA conference play Friday against Sacred Heart University with a 4-3 win. Not only was it the Sharks first win of the season, it was the first win for head coach Kelly Nash. LIU Hockey.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Tampa Bay Lightning, who face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, on Sunday suspended defenseman Ian Cole, a former Penguins player, after allegations surfaced that he groomed and sexually abused a minor female. The Lightning and the NHL are investigating the claims, which appeared on social media, and his suspension is in effect during the investigation. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins made some headlines Sunday as they waived three veterans in an effort to become salary cap compliant by the 5 PM ET deadline on Monday. Forwards Nick Foligno and Chris Wagner, as well as defenseman Mike Reilly were on a crowded NHL waiver wire on Sunday afternoon, as teams scrambled to make sure they’re under the $82.5 million salary cap. Boston Bruins.

Washington Hockey Now: Just 24 hours before final rosters were due, Lucas Johansen was finally closing in on his NHL dream as the last fringe defenseman up with the Washington Capitals. However, he was pulled into Peter Laviolette’s office on Sunday morning and given the tough news: he didn’t make the cut. Washington Capitals.

Vegas Hockey Now: Hi. Before we get underway with the start of the 2022-23 season, Owen Krepps wanted to have a quick aside and thank all of you readers for your support over the last year or so. Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks did not start the season how they wanted, dropping both games to the Nashville Predators. However, their stay in Prague as part of the NHL Global Series was still an unforgettable experience. San Jose Sharks.

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