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Fantucchio’s Focus: Islanders Preseason Game 1; Can Anyone In The NHL Outduel Bedard?



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Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Wednesday, September 27, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.

Islanders Fall In Preseason Opener:

The New York Islanders began the NHL preseason with a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers last night. Here’s a recap of the game featuring thoughts from Islanders head coach Lane Lambert and forward Arnaud Durandeau.

Islanders Look For Silver Linings Despite Abysmal Start In Preseason Opener

Cory Schneider Calls It A Career:

After 13 years in the NHL, veteran goalie Cory Schneider has decided to announce his retirement.

Former Islander Cory Schneider Announces Retirement

Can Anyone Challenge Bedard?

Connor Bedard is the heavy favorite to win the Calder Trophy this year as the NHL’s top rookie. Is there anyone who can challenge him?

Blackhawks Queries: Can Bedard be Challenged for the Calder?

More From National Hockey Now:

Philadelphia: Noah Cates is highly regarded for his defensive game but wants to be a threat on offense, too.

Washington: The latest info on the Capitals’s injury report.

Buffalo: Victor Oloffson is entering this season, unsure of how much longer he’ll be a member of the Sabres.

Boston: The Bruins might have a hard time choosing whether or not to cut Mathew Poitras.

Detroit: Michael Rasmussen is proving to be a Swiss Army knife for the Red Wings.

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