Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his Sound Tigers blog among several items lists important deadlines and early schedule of some Islander-Sound Tiger related events moving forward.
June 20-21: NHL draft
June 25: Tender qualifying offers to Group II free agents by 5 p.m.
July 1: Free Agency begins.
July 14: Prospect camp at Syosset
Sept. 12: Rookie camp opens (tentative)
Sept. 19: Training camp opens
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Usual excellent work by Mr Fornabaio. We now know when July rookie camp begins as well as a much later start to training camp this year. We also now have a date and a time for a deadline for qualifying to restricted free agents.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Sal Maiorana has an interview with Islanders goaltending coach Mike Dunham about his latest golfing venture.
Mr Witt & Mr Botta's blog feeds seem to be working again here, both have some excellent features on the upcoming draft.
Star Tribune: Michael Russo's blog on the Wild has the early reaction from Marc-Andre Bergeron on being traded to the Wild among other things which also notes a Blake Wheeler signing cannot be announced until July 1st.
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