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Islanders’ Youngsters Resigning

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

The Islanders picking up goaltender Jaroslav Halak and forwards Mikail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin in free agency have been their biggest moves thus far, but they have also made other important signings that should not be overlooked.

When I Get My Card Back Activated, I’m Back to Vegas

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Shielding fans from scorching triple-digit Las Vegas temperatures, Thomas & Mack Center also provides sanctuary from the turbulence of NBA free agency. It’s an imperfect abode for basketball, but an abode nonetheless —the game breathes and entertains thousands for a few weeks in the heart of the summer. Draft prospects, some young and some old, provide optimism for franchises in need. Fringe roster players re-display skills that once made them coveted. Coaches are given the opportunity to mesh with team members.