from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, A gathering of News and Views for your Friday dining and dancing pleasure, keeping in mind that it is indeed the dog days of summer:
NEWS: The New York Islanders announce goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from the team’s injury reserve list.
VIEWS: From this corner, this move has more to do with financial matters and a looming lockout than it does with DiPietro’s health. With respect to the possibility of a lockout, the Islanders would have had to pay DiPietro through the duration of the lockout if he were still on the injury list when the season would have started in October. Hence the sense of urgency to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy this summer….
NEWS: The Montreal Canadiens offer defenseman P.K. Subban a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.
VIEWS: Not to disparage my colleagues at RDS who first broke this rumor, but those who know what the offer is maintain it was nothing even close to what was reported in either money or lengt...