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With the release of the 2021-22 regular season schedule, the New York Islanders start the season on a 13-game road trip. The first game at UBS Arena will be on November 20, as the Islanders host the Calgary Flames. The Islanders are interested in bringing in both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders will open UBS Arena in November. The New York Islanders will play their home opener at the newly built arena on Nov. 20 against the Calgary Flames, which will be followed by three straight games at their new home. With UBS Arena needing to be worked on more than a month into the season, the Islanders will start the regular season with a 13-game road trip. (NYI Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders have an interest in both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Lou Lamoriello is looking to bring in the two former Minnesota Wild players, according to Larry Brooks and Joe Pantorno. Last week NYI Hockey Now reported first thing that sources indicated a deal between the Islanders and Parise was all but set to happen and that chatter indicated he was trying to bring Suter along with him. (NYI Hockey Now)

Mark your calendars.  The New York Islanders 2021-22 regular season scheduled was announced on Thursday, so Islanders fans now know what nights they’ll be busy for the duration of the fall, winter and spring. Here’s a breakdown. (NHL)

The NHL re-opened for a business on Thursday after a five-day trade and waiver freeze. And while there were a handful of trades, the Islanders, now with significant salary-cap space under the flat, $81.5 million ceiling, did not rush to make a move. Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello seems to be taking his time. (Newsday)

The NHL announced the 2021-22 regular-season schedule on Thursday night and the Boston Bruins will open their season at TD Garden on Oct. 16 against the Dallas Stars. (Boston Hockey Now)

For those holdover players from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ most recent Stanley Cup title in 2017, they will have a pretty good idea about the flavor of the pregame ceremony at their season opener. That’s because the Penguins will open the 2021-22 season Tuesday Oct. 12 at Tampa Bay, where the Lightning are expected to raise their banner after winning the Cup this summer. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers have been linked to a lot of players in the NHL rumor mill and for good reason. Chuck Fletcher needed to step up to the plate this offseason and is looking to improve the team in any way he can. He already landed one big fish in Ryan Ellis last weekend. (Philly Hockey Now)

Bill Zito’s first NHL draft as general manager of the Florida Panthers was odd indeed. Not only was it held remotely due to the pandemic, but it was held just over a month after Zito left the Columbus Blue Jackets to join the Panthers. To this day, Zito still has yet to personally meet the players he drafted in 2020. Sure, he has had plenty of phone calls and Zoom meetings, but when he and Anton Lundell come face-to-face in the coming months, it will be for the first time since Florida made him the 12th overall pick last October. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals are ready to hit the ice in October for the first time since 2019. The NHL released its 2021-22 schedule on Thursday, which features a full 82-game schedule for all 32 teams. Each team will play 41 games at home and 41 on the road. Teams will not have to play within their division all season, as was the case through the 56-game campaign last season. Washington begins its season on Oct. 13 when it hosts the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena. The Capitals will first face off against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 14. Washington will also see the Boston Bruins for the first time since Game 5 on Jan. 10 at home. (Washington Hockey Now)

There was a time when the Detroit Red Wings would parade the Stanley Cup at their home opener. For their home opener of the 2021-22 NHL season, the Wings will welcome the Stanley Cup champions. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be the guests as the Wings open next season’s campaign at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, October 14. Detroit will open the season with a four-game homestand. It’s one of three four-game homestands the team will enjoy. The Wings also are slated to play three road trips of at least four games. (Detroit Hockey Now)

There are only two pressing holes in the Vegas Golden Knights lineup. The Golden Knights need a third-line LW, and far more importantly, they need a top-pairing defenseman. Sure, the Golden Knights could use a few tweaks or upgrades, but the biggest TBD in the lineup is Alec Martinez. A TSN report says Martinez is mulling an offer from the Golden Knights. Martinez, 33, is a UFA defenseman just six days away from seeing what the NHL market will bear. (Vegas Hockey Now)

We saw a lot of games crammed into a short schedule last season, and it’s kind of the same thing for the Colorado Avalanche in 2021-22, as the team’s regular-season schedule was released just now. It’s a tough schedule, travel-wise. A three-week Olympic break in February can be blamed for some of it. The Avs figure to be a very tired team at times. Yeah, most guys will enjoy that three-week break in February, but not the top players. First off, here’s the full schedule and team release. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The NHL has released its 2021-22 schedule. The league plans to return to an 82-game season after abbreviated 2019-20 and 2020-21 campaigns. The San Jose Sharks will open the season on Oct. 16 against Winnipeg at SAP Center. The key dates for the San Jose Sharks and the rest of the NHL? There is, at the moment, an Olympic break in the schedule. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The 2021 NHL Draft will have plenty of intrigue and suspense when the first round gets underway Friday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, SN NOW, TVAS). Defenseman Owen Power is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting’s final ranking of North American skaters, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the first pick they won in the NHL Draft Lottery on June 2. (NHL)

The Tampa Bay Lightning will hold their Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony, and the Seattle Kraken will play their first regular-season game when the 2021-22 NHL season opens Oct. 12.

The League released its 1,312-game schedule, 82 for each team, on Thursday.  The Lightning will raise their third championship banner and second in as many seasons before they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena in the first of two games opening night (Tampa Bay also won the Cup in 2004). In the second game, the Kraken will begin play as the NHL’s 32nd team when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas became the League’s 31st team in 2017-18. (NHL)

The NHL released its 1,312-game 2021-22 regular-season schedule on Thursday. With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft having taken place Wednesday, the 2021 NHL Draft taking place Friday and Saturday, and the free agency signing period beginning July 28, there are already plenty of games to look forward to. Here’s a look at several must-see games in 2021-22. (NHL)



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