RFA commentator expects Matthew Barzal to stay in New York

New Yorkers have opened a training camp!

Are you already mad at line combos or defensive pairs? It’s okay if you’re not, you have a few days to prepare those angry smoothies…

Island residents news

  • Mandatory Ask, Mandatory Answer Heading into the year of RFA, Matthew Barzal hopes to be an islander for a long time, and there’s your multi-post address. [Athletic | Post | Newsday | NHL]
  • The Islands are aiming to reclaim their old identity under new coach (ISH) Lynn Lambert. But players feel he is looking for a more aggressive approach. [Isles | Post]
  • The Best Shape of My Life, Part One: Alex Romanov made a positive first impression with his movement and skill. [Newsday]
  • The Best Shape of My Life, Part 2: Aging Cal Clutterbuck and UFA-to-be Scott Mayfield both declare their full health after late-season injuries. [Isles]
  • NHL Insiders creates news about Bo Horvat and the NHLPA. Also, about Barry Trotz: “Trotz is feeling energetic and fresh, and he intends to train again in the NHL. Obviously, no chance now but when the time comes… he’s ready to go. [TSN | Pierre LeBrun talked to the coach for a full article at The Athletic. Trotz said his packed summer helped him focus on his family and get himself settled. If you’re in Nashville and you see Barry around town, say “hi” for us.]

in another place

  • Ryan Ellis has a whole complicated list of injury problems and may not play this season – or again. [BSH | THN]
  • Meanwhile, Niklas Backstrom is hoping to play sometime this season. [NHL]
  • Here’s what The Post does: the Rangers goalkeeper is “furious” after multiple collisions by campers who don’t realize he’s their only hope. [Post]
  • The Leves’ goalkeeper position has come to this: “The talent is there… They are big guys in the net who take up a lot of space and move well.” Good luck and God bless you! [TSN]
  • Patrick Kane is “crushed” by the Hawks’ tank dumps, but he doesn’t think about leaving the Black Hawks. [NHL]
  • The Czech government has told any Russian players – including those who participate in the NHL tours – that they can only pee, because the Czechs are aware of Russian invasion and disinformation schemes. [TSN]
  • Jacob Chicherin still insists he is best traded by wolves somewhere with a “chance to win”. [NHL]
  • Gabriel Landskog will be sidelined with a knee injury he dealt with at the end of last season. [NHL]
  • Long Island-owned Sony Milano might totally be making fire. [TSN]

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