Hockey is back on Long Island as New York Islanders prospects will be on the ice later this morning for the start of development camp. Did the summer fly by or what?
On Wednesday, while those prospects got ready to showcase their skills, some current Islanders headed to Citi Field as the New York Mets were throwing an “Islanders Night” with a special Sparky, Mr. Met bobblehead.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 9, 2022
Representing the New York Islanders, besides Sparky of course, was Josh Bailey (and his two kids), Anthony Beauvillier, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech and Ross Johnston. Team owner John Ledecky was there as well, as he surprised the New York Islanders booster club.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 15, 2022
Yes, that is the Ralph Macchio, a die hard New York Islanders fan who can be seen numerous times at UBS Arena for games.
Josh Bailey was the chosen one to throw out the first pitch befor the Mets and Cubs got underway. Spoiler alert for those that did not watch or see the score, but the Mets lost to the Cubs 6-3.
If you want to see more pictures and dancing mascot videos, go check out the New York Islanders twitter account.
Now let’s get to the other New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now: We have learned some more information about the New York Islanders 2022-23 Reverse Retro. It might not look the way you think it will look. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert spoke to a few of us on Tuesday afternoon, our first real chance to talk with him since he was named head coach back in May following the Barry Trotz firing. Here are the key takeaways from Tuesday’s chat. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders do not have many decisions to make before the start of the 2022-23 NHL season. Development camp starts on Thursday, with training camp beginning on Sept. 21 and the Islanders have just one hole to fill on their main roster. Who will play on the left side of Scott Mayfield on the Islanders’ third defensive pairing? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: First-year head coach Lane Lambert said on Tuesday that all the team can do is move forward, with a clean slate. That clean slate is not just about last season as a collective unit but also on an individual level. New York Islanders.
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins are, at least for the moment, over the NHL’s salary-cap ceiling of $82.5 million for the coming season. But the easiest way to get out of cap trouble might not be the best way, writes Dave Molinari. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston Hockey Now: From now until the beginning of training camp, Boston Hockey Now is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2022-23 Boston Bruins. Today’s player is Jake DeBrusk. Boston Bruins.
Philly Hockey Now: Late Wednesday afternoon, ground was broken for an outdoor street hockey rink at the Joseph Scanlon Recreation Center in the Kensington-section of Philadelphia. Sean Couturier was the Philadelphia Flyers representative.
Detroit Hockey Now: Oddsmakers believe first-year Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde has a better chance this season of winning the Jack Adams Award than two-time Stanley Cup winning coach Jon Cooper. Detroit Red Wings.
Washington Hockey Now: Although the Washington Capitals seemed to get all of their offseason business done in the first 48 hours of free agency. However, they were reportedly still considering one name on the market with training camp quickly approaching: Jake Virtanen. Washington Capitals.
Montreal Hockey Now: Although the Montreal Canadiens are overflowing with forwards, their prospects are primed to make the decision to send them back to junior more difficult than previously thought, writes Marc Dumont. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: Last Thursday, the Vegas Golden Knights revealed their rookie camp roster, which featured 28 prospects from the team’s system. Today marked the first day of camp with players doing off-ice training and medical testing. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks officially shared their new home and away jerseys tonight. And like the first leaks suggested, the Sharks are indeed going all teal with their new home kits. That’s right, teal helmets, sweaters, pants, and gloves. San Jose Sharks.
Calgary Hockey Now: There was a time Jake Virtanen would have been an exciting presence at a Calgary Flames camp. That time has probably passed. Calgary Flames. 4