Good morning and happy Tuesday. I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. We are now less than three weeks away from the New York Islanders first preseason game, which comes at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers on Sept. 26 at 7 PM.
Here are the New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now: With the new COVID-19 rules for the 2022-23 NHL season, the Islanders can’t stop Bode Wilde from playing because of his vaccination status. After being loaned out in 2021-22, does Wilde get a chance with the organization, or will he be sent somewhere else? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: On Saturday morning, over four hundred runners participated in a mile-long race to help raise money for Companions in Courage, a charity created by former New York Islanders forward and Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine. What an event and turnout. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: On Friday, Stefen Rosner spoke to a New York Islanders ticket representative to discuss ticket plans for the 2022-23 season, along with updates to UBS Arena’s parking situation, the train plan, the 50th anniversary, and more. New York Islanders.
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: With only about 2 1/2 weeks to go before this season’s first on-ice workout, which is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke feels this team is better than the one that lost to the New York Rangers in seven games during Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.Pittsburgh Penguins.
Detroit Hockey Now: Former Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is filling a new role with HC Avtomobilist of the KHL. The coach of the team was asking him if he was maintaining any interest in filling his old role with the club. Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Hockey Now: Once again, the NHL betting oddsmakers have made Shane Wright an early favorite over Juraj Slafkovsky. This time, it’s for the 2023 Calder Trophy. Montreal Canadiens.
Washington Hockey Now: As the Washington Capitals prepare to return for the 2022-23 NHL season, workers at Capital One Arena are getting the rink set up for the 82-plus game stretch starting in September and lasting until at least April. But how does the rink get made? Washington Capitals.
Vegas Hockey Now: There was a slim chance that Mikael Hakkarainen would make it to the NHL, and an even smaller chance of him becoming a superstar. On Monday, the 24-year-old center, who was traded one-for-one for Marc-Andre Fleury, announced his retirement. Vegas Golden Knights.
Vancouver Hockey Now: Could this be unanimous? VHN presents the 5 most important Vancouver Canucks, an overall idea swiped from Detroit Hockey Now, but with a twist. Vancouver Canucks.