Apr 16, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom (35) in front of Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell (51) and New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald (13) during the second period of an NHL game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Top Shelf : Islanders Daily : 8/30/2013

With Olympic orientation camp now over for Team USA and Team Canada, players can start to focus on the upcoming 2013-14 season with training camps right around the corner.

Everyone is chomping at the bit to get started from players to management alike and there is a feeling that the news cycle will be picking up in a hurry as teams figure out their opening night lineups.

Some quality players still remain as unsigned free agents with Damien Brunner leading the way at this point. Thought to be close to signing with the New Jersey Devils a couple of weeks ago, those talks and all subsequent free agent chatter has again been set to mute.

Let’s take a look at what transpired around the league yesterday.

-Andy (@tazman19)

 

 

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  • Gary has been a long time Islanders insider and is currently the vice president of the booster club. Recently he has begun a regular segment on 1240 AM in Long Island devoted to hockey. It’s a great time and last show he had Jiggs McDonald on. Send him your questions for the Islanders general manager and give it a listen.
  • True Rob, that is does. With all the experts continuing to underestimate this team, in my opinion, is only going to make them hungrier. And expectations will be surpassed.
  • Ah, the story that never dies. Truth be told, I always was and still am a DiPietro fan. The guy just wanted to play hockey and worked real hard to get back to the game he loved. Plus he was always stand up with the media and never shied away from the press coverage of his massive contract.
  • Rob and the excellent team over at TCL are looking for someone to cover the Tigers this season. If you love AHL hockey (and who doesn’t) and watch the team a lot, look them up for a writing gig.
  • The Islanders have been all over the place this off-season and leading into camp, the exposure continues. Come out to the Coliseum next Wednesday and meet Colin as he signs autographs. The first 150 get a guaranteed signature from the Islanders forward.

 

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