Another slow week in July without hockey...meanwhile, I’ve read around 12 books since development camp because otherwise I’ll be bored. Watching my husband’s beer league games at Centennial is always fun, too.
Nashville and Milwaukee News
Five other upcoming UFAs who could follow Fleury by inking big-money extension – TheHockeyNews
Ryan Ellis is noted here as a player who could ink a big-money extension. I was hoping we’d have some news on Ellis by now, but we are still waiting. THN mentions Ellis could be worth around $6 million a year, and I think most of us would agree. We absolutely don’t want Ellis anywhere else except Nashville.
Milwaukee Admirals Sign Cooper to AHL Deal
The Admirals signed defenseman Brian Cooper to an AHL deal this week.
Milwaukee Admirals Add Greg Rallo as Assistant Coach
If you missed it, Greg Rallo has been named as a new Assistant Coach for the Admirals. He’ll join Scott Ford as assistants under Karl Taylor.
Milwaukee Admirals 2018-2019 Schedule Announced
Led by first-year head coach Karl Taylor, the Admirals will kick off their 2018-19 schedule on Saturday, October 6 against the Texas Stars in Austin.
Around the League
Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery dead at 35 in drowning accident - Sportsnet.ca
This is awful news for the hockey community. Emery won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2013. He also played with the Flyers, Ducks, and Senators.
Hartnell boosts youth hockey players through foundation
Scott Hartnell is a good guy. He might be a little slower these days, but Hartnell continues to show his love for the sport by paying for kids to learn and love the sport of hockey.
Canadiens re-sign Phillip Danault to 3-year deal - Sportsnet.ca
Here's good signing for the Canadiens. Don't trade this one.
Corey Hirsch on Thatcher Demko: Time for Canucks to see what he's got - Sportsnet.ca
Reading stories like these makes me glad we have such an excellent goaltending pipeline. Perhaps Juuse Saros was brought to the NHL a little faster than we'd have liked, but he's proven he is more than able to shoulder the load.
Kovalchuk signed with Kings to have good chance at Stanley Cup
Ilya Kovalchuk might bring the Kings some added scoring, but his age concerns me. The Kings will be the next Chicago Blackhawks. With star players locked up for a long time well past their prime, the Kings will be looking to move contracts for cap space in a few years.
Coyotes’ summer additions put them in position to take long-awaited step forward – TheHockeyNews
Don't count Arizona out this season.
Van Riemsdyk happy to be back with Flyers, play close to home
James van Reimsdyk is happy to return to the team that drafted him in 2007.
Veleno out to prove Red Wings right, teams that passed on him wrong
We've been hearing it a lot this offseason. Young players want to prove teams wrong who didn't draft them. Perhaps Eeli Tolvanen will make other teams regret not drafting him in 2017.
NB: The Predators Used Equipment Sale is next Sunday. Season Ticket Holders should have received an email about signing up for a time slot to shop. The general public can shop at 6:30, and the sale is at Bridgestone Arena.
Have a great week, folks.