Nashville Predators News and Notes
Josi, Rinne Help to Host Best Buddies Prom | Nashville Predators
"It's always a lot of fun," said Roman Josi. "You have a lot of fun and joke around with them. You become friends and it's so good to see them again."
Solid turnout for the Preds’ practice yesterday. #HockeyTown
Other Hockey News & Notes
Matthews could be out at least 10 days | TSN
Fortunately for the Leafs' faithful, it doesn't look like their golden boy will be out too long.
NHL trade deadline 2018: Five teams to watch | USA Today
"You can never count out GM David Poile, even as this team appears stronger than the one that made it to the Stanley Cup Final last year. There is no glaring hole, though their offense ranks eighth and could use an upgrade on the wing in their top nine. It’s hard to not see Poile taking advantage of a supply surplus. Patrick Maroon could give them a nice blend of size, toughness and skill at a $2 million cap hit."
Patrick Maroon would be a nice rental that we should be able to get at a fairly reasonable price.
Islanders lock up Josh Bailey with six-year contract extension | The Hockey News
Looking at his career numbers, this seems like a bit of an overpay, but he's really turned it on these last couple seasons.
Joel Ward hits trade market. SJ has asked for his no trade list. Ward can block 6 teams. List will be submitted within 24 hrs. Good vet.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 24, 2018
Erik Karlsson Trade Rumor-palooza
Mother of God, what is going on in Ottawa?
Erik Karlsson trade rumors 2018: Sharks have discussed deal, per report | SBNation
Well, San Jose does have the cap space to make a move like this.
NHL trade deadline: Senators reportedly expected to deal Erik Karlsson by June | CBS Sports
I'm all for Ottawa waiting until June to trade Karlsson.
And now, SOME TWEETS:
As I mentioned on on air on @SiriusXMNHL, Sens talks involving Karlsson seem to have picked up some more steam. Tampa and Vegas both want him, other teams interested too, clearly. Ryan a non-factor for TB, not sure on VGK front. Fun times.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 24, 2018
Per source, the Montreal Canadiens have been engaged as a third-party team in an Erik Karlsson trade.— Travis Yost (@travisyost) February 24, 2018
Folks..It’s late...but time of day doesn’t matter to the #Insiderrr..just got off the horn with a grade A source...huge deal brewing involving the VGK + The Senators...stay tuned..more to come first thing in the AM. #Blockbuster #Insiderrr— Mike Commodore (@commie22) February 24, 2018
The #Insiderrr is still chasing leads + ironing out some details for the people...but my advice to Sens fans is to make your way to the Canadian Tire Centre tonight because it’s your last chance to see your Captain in a Sens Jersey. Stay tuned. #Insiderrrr— Mike Commodore (@commie22) February 24, 2018
God, I love Mike Commordore.
Not Hockey, but still awesome
United States Wins First-Ever Curling Gold On John Shuster's Fiver | Deadspin
Great googly moogly, take a look at the end of this 8th frame. John Shuster is an American Hero.