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The Islanders' Trent Hunter, left, and Calgary's Adam (Credit: MCT)

The Islanders' Trent Hunter, left, and Calgary's Adam Pardy collide during a preseason game at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (Sept. 29, 2010)

Islanders training camp & preseason

The Islanders get ready for the 2010-11 season.

Calgary Flames' Cam Cunning, left, and New York
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Calgary Flames' Cam Cunning, left, and New York Islanders' James Wisniewski tangle in NHL exhibition action at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. (Richard Marjan/Postmedia News/MCT)

Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross, left, and New York
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Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross, left, and New York Islanders' Stefan Meyer fight for the puck in NHL exhibition action at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. (Richard Marjan/Postmedia News/MCT)

New York Islanders defensemen James Wisniewski rounds his
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New York Islanders defensemen James Wisniewski rounds his net as Calgary Flames forward Greg Nemisz trails during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Steve Hiscock)

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Calgary Flames forward John Armstrong and New York
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Calgary Flames forward John Armstrong and New York Islanders forward John Tavares work for position in the corner during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Steve Hiscock)

Calgary Flames forward John Armstrong, top, battles for
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Calgary Flames forward John Armstrong, top, battles for the puck with New York Islanders forward John Tavares during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Steve Hiscock)

Philadelphia Flyers' Daniel Carcillo, right, punches New York
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Philadelphia Flyers' Daniel Carcillo, right, punches New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic as they fight in the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro deflects the
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New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro deflects the puck wide of the net against the Calgary Flames during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Steve Hiscock)

Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter, left, gets a shot
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Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter, left, gets a shot past New York Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson in the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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New York Islanders' Krys Kolanos, center, scores a
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New York Islanders' Krys Kolanos, center, scores a goal past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Kimmo Timonen in the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Islanders' Travis Hamonic, top, and the Flyers'
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The Islanders' Travis Hamonic, top, and the Flyers' Daniel Carcillo fall to the ice as they fight in the second period of a preseason game in Philadelphia. (Sept. 29, 2010)

The Islanders' Trent Hunter, left, and Calgary's Adam
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The Islanders' Trent Hunter, left, and Calgary's Adam Pardy collide during a preseason game at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (Sept. 29, 2010)

Islanders first round pick Nino Niederreiter heads to
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Islanders first round pick Nino Niederreiter heads to the locker room after practice during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders goalies Nathan Lawson, left, and Rick DiPietro
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Islanders goalies Nathan Lawson, left, and Rick DiPietro trade high fives during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

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Islanders first round draft pick Nino Niederreiter skates
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Islanders first round draft pick Nino Niederreiter skates during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders head coach Scott Gordon keeps an eye
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Islanders head coach Scott Gordon keeps an eye on practice during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

The Islanders' Rob Schremp, left, is checked by
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The Islanders' Rob Schremp, left, is checked by Jesse Joensuu during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders first round pick Nino Niederreiter skates during
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Islanders first round pick Nino Niederreiter skates during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

The Islanders' Kyle Okposo, left, and defenseman Jack
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The Islanders' Kyle Okposo, left, and defenseman Jack Hillen vie for control of the puck during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

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New York Islanders coach Scott Gordon skates during
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New York Islanders coach Scott Gordon skates during practice at Nassau Coliseum in East Garden City. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Islanders players gather around during training camp at
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Islanders players gather around during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders goalies Nathan Lawson, left, and Rick DiPietro
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Islanders goalies Nathan Lawson, left, and Rick DiPietro take turns in net during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Owner Charles Wang, head coach Scott Gordon and
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Owner Charles Wang, head coach Scott Gordon and general manager Garth Snow have slowly -- very slowly -- helped the Islanders improve. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders center John Tavares heads for the locker
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Islanders center John Tavares heads for the locker room after practice at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

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Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro makes a save during
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Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro makes a save during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders coach Scott Gordon watches a drill from
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Islanders coach Scott Gordon watches a drill from behind goalie Rick DiPietro during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro takes a turn in
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Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro takes a turn in net during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

New York Islanders' Jesse Joensuu, left, skates during
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New York Islanders' Jesse Joensuu, left, skates during practice at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by John Dunn)

Islanders head coach Scott Gordon, center, watches a
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Islanders head coach Scott Gordon, center, watches a drill during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

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Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro during training camp at
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Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Islanders first-round draft pick Nino Niederreiter, left, during
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Islanders first-round draft pick Nino Niederreiter, left, during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

The Islanders' John Tavares during training camp at
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The Islanders' John Tavares during training camp at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2010)

James Wisniewski during Islanders training camp at Iceworks
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James Wisniewski during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

James Wisniewski skates during Islanders training camp at
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James Wisniewski skates during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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James Wisniewski skates during Islanders training camp at
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James Wisniewski skates during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Nino Niederreiter, left, is held up by Mark
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Nino Niederreiter, left, is held up by Mark Streit during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Head coach Scott Gordon during Islanders training
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Head coach Scott Gordon during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Jon Sim shakes off a high stick during
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Jon Sim shakes off a high stick during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Rick DiPietro heads out to ice during Islanders
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Rick DiPietro heads out to ice during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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John Tavares takes a water break during Islanders
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John Tavares takes a water break during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders bobbles
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Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders bobbles a shot during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Micheal Haley is upended by Rob Schremp during
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Micheal Haley is upended by Rob Schremp during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

PA Parenteau skates in on Rick DiPietro during
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PA Parenteau skates in on Rick DiPietro during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Goaltender Rick DiPietro makes the save against Josh
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Goaltender Rick DiPietro makes the save against Josh Bailey, left, and Frans Nielsen during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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Milan Jurcina, left, skates against Trent Hunter during
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Milan Jurcina, left, skates against Trent Hunter during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

John Tavares #skates in on Rick DiPietro during
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John Tavares #skates in on Rick DiPietro during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Milan Jurcina practices during Islanders training camp at
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Milan Jurcina practices during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Nino Niederreiter is held up by Mark Streit
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Nino Niederreiter is held up by Mark Streit during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

Milan Jurcina practices during Islanders training camp at
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Milan Jurcina practices during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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Head coach Scott Gordon conducts practice during Islanders
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Head coach Scott Gordon conducts practice during Islanders training camp at Iceworks in Syosset. (Sept. 19, 2010)

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