An Intriguing Challenge For the Islanders

Islanders season kicks off with 13 games on the road. Carolina was wise to ink Tony DeAngelo. Avs a confident club. CBJ show positives signs, as the exhibition season kicks off.

The feeling at the Islanders training camp has been one of optimism.

Lou Lamoriello has crafted a roster that appears to be solid at every position. The balance is gratifying and the late additions of Zdeno Chara and Zach Parise infuse the club with experience, size and skill.

The goaltending combination of Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov is as good as a…

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