USAHOCKEY.COM: Has some updates on team USA, Finland, and Sweden that began Tuesday with head to head games in Lake Placid at developmental camp with all three clubs having Islander representation.
Shawn P. Roarke has been live blogging during Tuesday's game with updates from Lake Placid for NHL.com here.
Newsday: Jim Baumbach does a blog on what he writes is an Islander-friendly article by Adam Kimelman of NHL.com and wonders how come a goaltender was reviewed considering Rick DiPietro's contract?
He also acknowledge the positive reviews for this summers draft but notes the Isles need to develop prospects unlike past regimes and plan like the Yankees do with young pitchers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Mr Baumbach I guess was unhappy the league is reviewing prospects of all the club and did a good job on the Isles and had to throw some cold water on it, even if he needed someone to tell him about blue chip prospects or the draft. Disappointing he went out during mini-camp to meet some of these kids (or play paintball) but despite that gave us nothing from them that may not have been reported.
For a young kid that may be a big thing to see his name in an NHL Newspaper.
In short all Mr Baumbach did was to tell us about DiPietro's contract and point out past regimes did not hold onto prospects despite DiPietro, Bergenheim, Comeau, Gervais, Campoli here from the clubs system and also have Colliton/Nielsen from the system.
By his logic with seven defenders signed for the next two years not counting Kohn or Hillen maybe Mr Kimelman should not have written about any defenders either.
Another poor showing at Newsday.
Islanders website: Reports on the open house this coming Saturday August 9th which will feature Josh Bailey and Doug Weight who is pictured in an Islander uniform.