Just a few days into training camp and we're already getting a clearer picture of how the team plans to handle promising rookie defensemen Travis Hamonic and Calvin de Haan. Head coach Scott Gordon says that both blueliners will need to crack the team's top four in order to stay with the Islanders this season.
The move makes sense since skating on the third pairing will drastically limit their playing time, which doesn't exactly help development.
Chris Botta, who reported Gordon's comments, has more.
Botta's Lighthouse Hockey site posted its 2010-11 Islanders preview Friday.
Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy Season Preview is also up.