Islanders News: (More) Tavares, Lee and the Bridgeport lease and more

Islanders News: (More) Tavares, Lee and the Bridgeport lease – Also: Forget 2017-18, what do the Isles look like in 2020? Friday! Friday? Friday. Yes. Islanders Reading You know who’s not worried about John Tavares becoming an ex-Islander? His linemate Anders Lee. [NHL] (And yes, that and more was added to the Tavares contract encyclopedia yesterday. Get the full 10-volume set in stores now.) [LHH] The Hockey News projects a 2020 Islanders lineup that looks exactly like what the 2017 lineup could look like some nights. [THN] Could the latest Bridgeport lease drama pave the way for the Sound Tigers to move to Bridgeport after all? That’s kind of a leap, but I had fun musing about it anyway. [LHH] Chris Kreider appears to be one of the best at […]

Bridgeport Update 8/10/17/Corrections – The headline here would be I’m incorrect about Live Nation/Dolan connection in my previous entry, given they already book events at Webster Bank Arena, so when wrong it goes at top of this page so my readers have honesty.The mayor is not happy with the arena’s performance regardless of who books it.Also more clarified is this field covering is more a canvas overhang, not an enclosed roof like was done at USTA in Flushing for the 2 week baseball tournament, and why baseball cannot still be played there.Still, Mr Ledecky, feels these changes are competition to the arena’s business operations, and a possible lease violation which could lead to a lawsuit for an agreement that only runs through 2021, with […]

Dominic Smith To Join Mets Tonight – The New York Mets have called up first baseman Dominic Smith to the major leagues. To make room for him on the roster, the Mets have designated Fernando Salas for assignment. Smith was the Mets first round draft pick (11th overall) in the 2013 Draft. Recently, MMN has rated him as the second best prospect in the Mets organization. With his promotion, he joins the top prospect, Amed Rosario, in the majors. Smith has played 114 games with Las Vegas this season. The 22 year old is hitting .330/.386/.519 with 34 doubles, two triples, 16 homers, and 74 RBI. This season, he has already set personal bests in runs, doubles, triples, homers, extra base hits, total bases, and isolated power. […]

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