Islanders Preseason News: Bridgeport assignments, ‘fresh coaching staff’

I’m now not a “create a 10,000-word blog post out of one throwaway scrum sentence” more or less man — a minimum of now not as a lot so in my advancing age — however am I on my own in elevating an eyebrow at Mathew Barzal bringing up “fresh coaching staff” amongst his many causes for in need of to stick on Long Island long run?

It was once a captivating level — granted, one of the — in his post-contract-signing press availability (which, as Dan mentioned, belongs within the Islanders Hall of Fame). It will most probably give ammo to the Barzal vs. Trotz truthers. At minimal, it’s a minimum of some other minor trace that for all of Barry Trotz’s attributes, the grind was once beginning to grind somewhat too exhausting.

I proceed to hope Lane Lambert the most efficient. His way may be somewhat extra competitive, and I am hoping his just about static roster proves excellent sufficient to tug that off to excellent impact.

Anyway, the Islanders have two extra preseason video games, together with this night at house vs. the Devils. MSG and NHL Network will elevate protection.

Islanders News

  • The Isles introduced further coaching camp roster cuts and Bridgeport assignments. No surprises right here, however Jakub Skarek, William Dufour, Simon Holmstrom, Ruslan Iskhakov and Aatu Raty all had been assigned to Bridgeport, whilst the numerous contenders for the Sixth-Seventh D spots stay, for now. [Newsday | Isles]
  • The Islanders regulars are more or less excited to have the camp roster trimmed, so they are able to center of attention on bonding with the fellows they’ll be “going to war” with. [Isles]
  • Ryan Pulock and others echo pleasure over Barzal’s long-term dedication: “It started a few years ago, with (Lee and Nelson), guys committing to spend their careers here. When you’re a part of that, and you see that belief we have in here to be successful, guys want to stay here, guys want to win here. The fanbase, everything about it is special.” [Isles]
  • It was once connected above, however Dan and Mike speak about the Barzal extension (and love), league-wide season previews, after which some. [LHH Islanders Anxiety]
  • Poseiden and different legends: The tales in the back of Varlamov and Sorokin’s newest mask. (Sorokin on that includes Isles legends: “They built this club. It’s respect for the organization.” [Isles]


  • Stan Fischler compares Gordie Howe and Matthew Tkachuk, as hell freezes over. [NHL]
  • Division information: TJ Oshie leaves with an higher frame harm of undisclosed severity. [TSN]
  • So you’re pronouncing there’s an opportunity: Leafs don’t rule out robotic captain for house opener. [NHL]
  • Here’s to hoping for a complete, not-pandemic-muddled common season, and the entire pleasure that would include that. [Sportsnet]
  • Sonny Milano and Cody Eakin didn’t provoke on their PTOs in Flames camp. [Sportsnet]

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