Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while the S-L-O-W portion of the NHL offseason officially begins today.
*A deep-dive kind of piece on Carey Price and his goaltending legend means to the Montreal Canadiens franchise where he’s likely to remain for the rest of his career.
*As the Philadelphia Flyers begin to collect some Russian prospects within their organization, it seems clear that GM Ron Hextall isn’t shying away from them.
*It was a glamorous wedding for longtime bachelor Alex Ovechkin in Russia as one would hope that it would be.
*The Red Wings seem to be very happy about what they’re getting in free agent defenseman Trevor Daley, a guy the Bruins were after as well.
*Young players like Mitch Marner are paving the way for the rest of the Maple Leafs prospects coming up through their system.
*Wild prospect and mammoth BU forward Jordan Greenway will be a big-bodied force in the NHL when he feels like he’s ready, and he’s not quite there yet.
*For something completely different: So there’s a mystery planet in our galaxy that eventually destroy Earth as we know it? Okay then.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering what Melissa McCarthy is going to do now that Spicey is gone.
*The debut for Philadelphia Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick has been scratched due to “an infection in his face.” Boy, this kid can’t get healthy, can he?
*Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is 100 percent sure that the Winged Wheels will be making a return to the playoffs this season.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has hope returning to the city of Houston that they might get an NHL franchise one of these days.
*Travis Yost delves into shooting percentage and some of the nuances when properly trying to break it down statistically.
*There are new season ticket charges for Habs fans in Montreal, and boy are they pissed off about it. Feels like the kind of thing that could push them to riot in the streets or flood 911 emergency lines if the Canadiens aren’t too careful about it.
*Young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signs a five-year deal with St. Louis to avoid salary arbitration while the D-man taken exactly one pick before him by the Bruins in the draft, Matt Grzelcyk, is going to be hard-pressed to move past the AHL level this season.
*For something completely different: What would Ivan Drago have been doing with his life after his showdown with Rocky in Mother Russia?