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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 09:  Fans line up outside of Gila River Arena before the NHL game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Winnipeg Jets on October 9, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Jets defeated the Coyotes 6-2.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Is anybody paying attention to the developments in Arizona?

Last night, the Glendale City Council voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, once again putting the franchise’s future into question. That’s some pretty crazy stuff considering the Coyotes signed the 15-year, $225 million agreement in 2013 after years of fighting to keep the team in Glendale.

Islanders: Cause And Effect Of Petrov And Indrasis

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SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 2:  Kirill Petrov #21 of Team Russia and Reto Schappi #9 of Team Switzerland battle for the puck during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament game on January 2, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

We have been hearing since our childhood – at least we should have been – that for every action comes a strong and opposite reaction. It’s the main mantra in the parents handbook that is truly a must read for any expecting parent (disclaimer: no such validated book exists mind you). The same can be applied to the world of running a professional hockey team – or any sports team for that matter.

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New York Islanders Rookie Camp

Kirill Petrov, the man who has evaded New York for what feels like forever, looks to finally be headed to the Islanders. The 2008 draft pick is expected to sign with the Islanders on July 1st, as his KHL contract with Ak Bars Kazan has been terminated.

For Isles fans, this news was difficult to believe even when it was made legitimate, as the Russian forward almost seemed to avoid Long Island since being drafted. It looked as if the prospect of landing the forward was a lost dream, but it now appears imminent, which is very exciting for a team entering a new era in its history.

Pave The Way

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Hockey has often been applauded for its loyal and passionate fan base. But now a new opportunity has surfaced to test that dedication: The International Street and Ball Hockey Federation will be hosting their World Championships in Switzerland from June 19th through the 28th and the American team needs your help.

The team will be looking to build off their fifth place finish from two years ago at the previous ISBHF tournament. 12 members will be returning from the 2013 roster including 26 year-old forward John Petito of Ronkonkoma, New York

Long Time Coming: Petrov To Sign With Islanders

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SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 2:  Kirill Petrov #21 of Team Russia and Reto Schappi #9 of Team Switzerland battle for the puck during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament game on January 2, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

After a week of anticipation, it appears Kirill Petrov and AK Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League have finally agreed to terms on termination, meaning one thing: Petrov is on his way to North America.

As per Igor Eronko, he is expected to sign with the New York Islanders, who drafted him in the third-round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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Who is Miks Indrasis?

The 24-year-old Latvian forward is reportedly a target of the New York Islanders after plating the last three seasons with Dinamo Riga of the KHL, but not much is known of the restricted free agent.

Indrasis stands at 6’4, and approximately 190 pounds. He has totaled 31 points in each of his last two seasons in the KHL, and has made an impact for Latvia’s National Hockey Team. In an interview with Hockey’s Future in 2012, he stated that he tries to emulate his game around Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeni Malkin’s.

Report: Islanders Made Offer To KHL Free Agent Indrasis

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Miks Indrasis #70 of Latvia handles the puck against Alexander Edler #23 of Sweden in the first period during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group C game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Early Friday morning, rumors surfaced that KHL free agent Miks Indrasis had received a tryout offer from one NHL team. Minutes later, hockey writer Igor Eronko confirmed that the team in question is the New York Islanders.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 6/6/2015

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NHL: Stadium Series-Practice Day

The Stanley Cup final resumes tonight at 7:15 ET as the Chicago Blackhawks try to take a stranglehold on the series by winning two on the road in Tampa, Florida when they take on the Lightning. Game one was a low scoring but exciting affair that saw Chicago leave it for late, scoring two goals in the final six minutes to show their experience and championship pedigree. That’s not to say the Lightning don’t have any of that, as the series is still a long ways from being over. It truly is the best tournament in all of sports for the most prized trophy in all the land.

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/5/15

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SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 4:  Kirill Petrov #21 of Team Russia skates with the puck during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament Fifth Place game against Team Finland on January 4, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The NHL-equivalent to a unicorn could finally be making his way to New York, as reports that Kirill Petrov, the New York Islanders’ third-round pick in 2008, is close to signing a deal to play in North America have run rampant this past week.

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2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be played tomorrow, so for today, there really is not much hockey news to discuss. The excitement will only continue to build for tomorrow’s game 2, which if it is anything like the game that preceded it, should be another outstanding tilt.

Although low scoring, Game 1 was a thrilling contest, with the game ultimately being decided in the final ten minutes, as the Blackhawks pushed for two quick goals to win the game and take the series lead.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|4|15: Blue & White Scrimmage

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  A general view of the game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at the Barclays Center on September 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Yearning for New York Islanders hockey? Yeah, me too. The good news is that it’s now only over one month away.

The Islanders announced that they will play their annual Blue & White Scrimmage on July 8, and for the first time ever, it will be held at the Barclays Center. Fans will have an opportunity to watch the Islanders’ young-and-upcoming prospects, while checking out the team’s new home-atmosphere in Brooklyn, New York.

Islanders 2014-15 Best Of YouTube

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Ice Removed From Nassau Coliseum

YouTube, the 10 year old company based out of San Bruno, California now owned by Google, houses an incredible amount of videos from any topic you can possibly think of. It really makes it easy for any amateur or professional to upload and house the memories of everything they might have witnessed.

This season, the New York Islanders closed out the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which had been their home for 43 years, to move west to Brooklyn and set up shop at Barclays Center for the 2015-16 season. There was no shortage of memorable moments as the team posted 47 wins and recorded 101 points, their best marks in over 30 years.

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UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 18: A hockey puck on the ice photographed on March 18, 2008 prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Finals begin today, with the Chicago Blackhawks representing the Western conference, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team which just over the weekend eliminated the New York Rangers, representing the Eastern conference in the series.

Barclays Announces Islanders Experience

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Barclays Center today announced some of their plans for game operations and other ‘behind the scenes’ workings for the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn, New York starting in September of 2015.

After a 47-win regular season, and despite a first round elimination at the hands of the Washington Capitals, the Islanders are a team on the upswing with many young talented players ready to take their experience from this year and put it up against the parity driven National Hockey League at their new venue.

Report: Islanders Will Not Sign Prospect Russo

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It looks like the New York Islanders will allow another one of their prospects to walk this summer, as the team’s beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted out that Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo is not expected to sign with the organization and will test unrestricted free agency this summer.

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QUEBEC CITY, QC - MAY 31:  The Oshawa Generals pose for a team photo with the Memorial Cup after defeating the Kelowna Rockets and becoming the 2015 Memorial Cup Champions at the Pepsi Coliseum on May 31, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Oshawa Generals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in overtime and become the 2015 Memorial Cup Champions. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

For the second year in a row, the New York Islanders have a first-round pick that has gone on to win the Memorial Cup.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Stanley Cup Edition: 5/31/15

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COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24:  Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Team Foligno talks with Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Foligno during the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup final is all set to begin on Wednesday, June 3 in Tampa Bay as the Lightning, winners of their Eastern conference final versus the New York Rangers in seven games, get set to take on the Chicago Blackhawks, who last night defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 to capture their series also in seven games.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 5/30/2015

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  The New York Rangers shake hands with the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Lighting defeated the Ranges by a score of 2-0 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

And then there was one – series, that is. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the  New York Rangers last night 2-0 in game seven of their Eastern conference final series, ending a hard fought battle between two evenly matched teams, pushing the Florida based club to their second ever Stanley Cup final.

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 5/29/15

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UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 05:  A general view prior to the removal of the rink from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are the best, but they can really drag when the New York Islanders aren’t even making headlines.

Anyways, the 10 things I think I think heading into the weekend…

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New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

The Rangers play their biggest game of the season (thus far) tonight, as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The winner of the game will be advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, while the loser will be heading out of the Madison Square Garden falling just short of earning the chance to play for the ultimate prize.

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