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Isles Quick Hits: | July

On a very somber day for all sports fans, here are some stories to take our minds off the sadness. Our hearts go out to the Steinbrenner family, the Yankee organization and all yankee fans. RIP George Steinbrenner

New York Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Tampa, Florida on July 13, 2010. Steinbrenner rebuilt the Yankees into a sports empire, winning seven MLB's World Series. He is shown in a June, 2005 file photo. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh/Files Photo via Newscom

NHL.com columnist John Kreiser takesa look at Corey Trivino and what this upcoming season at Boston University means for him. (NHL.com)

"The Orange Team won the Orange vs. Blue Scrimmage on July 10, but the scoreboard off the ice revealed the biggest winner of the evening: the Islanders Children’s Foundation." The orange and Blue Scrimmage raised over $25,000 for the Islanders Children's foundation. (New York Islanders)

Islanders forward, Joel Rechlicz, was placed on unconditional waivers today. (Islanders Authorized)

NHL Hot Stove was impressed by the outstanding skills of 5th overall pick Nino Niederreiter at Saturday's Scrimmage. "The kid can dangle through defensemen, put pressure on the oppositions defense and create a promising offensive attack all within the same shift." (NHL Hot Stove)

Brian Bohl of New York Sports day looks at Brock Nelson's upcoming freshman season at North Dakota and what Nelson has taken away from this past prospect camp. (New York Sports Day)

Chris Botta puts a very positive spin on rumors of a possible Casino/entertainment complex that in turn would include a new Coliseum. (Islanders Point Blank)

While Newsday puts a more ominous spin on it, ending it witha quote from Hofstra president, Stuart Rabinowitz. "We're not only opposed to a casino [near] Hofstra University, but we have every intention of fighting it. . . If anybody thinks this is going to be less painful than negotiating between Wang and Hempstead, they're mistaken." (Newsday)