Nashville Hockey News & Notes
The Nashville Predators select Spencer Stastney at 131st overall | On the Forecheck
No relation to Paul.
2018 NHL draft - Every pick for all 31 teams, details on first-round picks | ESPN
In case you desperately need this information.
Predators Select Four at 2018 NHL Draft | Nashville Predators
We'll have our own analysis of the picks up later, but here's what the Predators had to say.
The Nashville Predators select Vladislav Yeryomenko at 151st overall | On the Forecheck
The organization heads back to the Western Hockey League.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Cap Comparables: Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL on big-ticket contract | Sportsnet
Ilya Kovalchuk is set to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, but where does his cap hit stack up to other players?
Avs ink Grubauer to a three-year, $10M deal | TSN
The central division gets better? GROSS.
Kings add scoring with Kovalchuk signing, but aging group also gets slightly older | The Hockey News
The Los Angeles Kings have won the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes, signing the 35-year-old, who has spent the past five seasons in the KHL, to a three-year contract that will pay $6.25 million per season.
Gotta See It: Darnell Nurse gets bodied by kid in epic dance battle | Sportsnet
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse accomplished a lot during his time with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. One thing he never mastered while he was there, it would seem, are his dancing skills.
John Tavares to explore his options during free agent interview period – ProHockeyTalk
Lamoriello is following him to the West Coast while he's listening to offers, which is kinda creepy if you think about it.
Babcock talks Leafs’ present as team welcomes the future | TSN
“The biggest thing is, we just have to keep moving,” said Babcock. “We all came here for the same reason and we got it going in the right direction. I talk to [Dubas] every day [and] we’ll continue to do what we always do. And [we’ll] disagree a lot and agree a lot and try to get better as an organization. In the end, I have to decide what goes on the ice but that doesn’t mean you haven’t talked to everyone in the organization. We’re going to have lots of good debate and we’ve had lots of debate already.”
Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings | USA Today
This could either work out really well for the Kings, or really really badly.