Rookies camp

The Islanders’ rookie camp roster, out today, has 31 names, no tryouts, all either under contract or draft picks. (Edit: the Sound Tigers put out a release noting the tryout contracts that their AHL-contract guys had to sign to go to NHL camp, for completeness’ sake.)

Stockton has a couple of exhibition games, Oct. 11-12 out in California.

Interesting story about Dave Steckel and his wife and their struggles to have children. Good on the NHL — and obviously it’s great that they have the ability to do so, which not every company or person can — for giving players and their families more chances. Expensive process (in more ways than one).

More brightly (in more ways, unfortunately, than one): Remember those T-shirts you had as a kid, with the big “Property of” and 900 colors? RT @UniWatch: Ladies and gents, your Buffalo Sabres third jersey.

And a fond farewell, again, to Futurama. At its best, the best thing on television.

Michael Fornabaio