Meanwhile up in Vancouver, the pups appear to be living the life!
Central Division News:
Chicago Blackhawks' Day 1 Of Free Agency Proves Underwhelming | Blackhawk Up
So apparently what Chicago needed were more "veterans".
Stastny departure will sting: Jets lose out on top target in free agency | Winnipeg Sun
I'm a little surprised really. I thought when Winnipeg cleared the cap space the Stastny contract was a done deal. They do have to pay the troll though.
Thompson said he felt 'pigeon-holed' with Blues | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
Sounds like the Saint Louis Blues read from the Chicago Blackhawks’ playbook. I wonder if Tage Thompson will have a breakout year with the Sabres?
Other Hockey News:
Tavares felt leaving Islanders for Maple Leafs was 'right thing for me' | NHL.com
Reading comments from Isles fans and reading things like this takes me right back to the Ryan Suter debacle. Hard to believe no one saw this coming. Something, something about those who don’t learn from history.
How Maple Leafs landed Tavares | NHL.com
Just in case anyone has started #KarlssonWatch - here is the Maple Leafs’ game plan.
Carter Hutton on Sabres deal: ‘They knew I was their guy’ | The Buffalo News
I have been unreasonably happy about this. You go Hutts!
2018 NHL free agency - Winners and losers from Day 1 | ESPN.com
Shade was the definite winner.
Neal signs five-year contract with Flames |
Well James Neal got the term he wanted, but this is nowhere near the dollars he was looking for. I just can't see him as a Calgary Flame. I'm betting within the year he will wish he had stayed in Las Vegas.
Hockey sticks helping the environment, drawing interest from NHL | News-Press.com
Long read, but a great endeavor. Not only to reuse the sticks, but to help the water supplies.