It’s getting closer, folks! Here’s some news from around the League to get your Monday off to a great start.
Around the League
Goaltenders on cusp of becoming elite discussed by NHL.com writers
A Juuse has been spotted.
Goalies on the bubble
Here’s some bubble goalies that are just outside the Top 10. Some of these guys were part of last year’s Top 10.
#NHLTopPlayers: Top 10 Goaltenders
Our beloved Pekka Rinne comes in at #7 on this list. He was #10 last year.
While some goalies were judged for regular season performance (ex: Bobrovsky at #1 when Columbus has never been out of the first round) vs. playoff performance (or poor performance) is a confusing way to judge these guys. This is voted on by researchers and producers of NHL Network.
Inside look at Tampa Bay Lightning
If the Lightning can make it through the Atlantic gauntlet, they have a legitimate shot at the Eastern Conference title this year too. They’re my perennial Atlantic pick.
Reirden excited for ‘challenge’ as Capitals coach
Can Todd Reirden help the Capitals repeat as Cup champions?
Broncos hopefuls arrive at camp looking to help Humboldt rebuild - Sportsnet.ca
Humboldt will never stop honoring the 29 people involved in the bus crash that rocked a nation, and the Broncos hopefuls who have come to training camp want to help the community as it continues to heal.
Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 for 2018: Victor Ejdsell at No. 7 - Second City Hockey
Former Preds free agent signee Victor Ejdsell comes in at #7 on SCH's Top 25. How will he do this season?
Toronto Maple Leafs: Considerable gap between team and Nylander
Elliotte Friedman provided an update on negotiations between the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander, but it didn't sound particularly encouraging. Will Nylander get a contract completed before training camp?
Can the Winnipeg Jets match last season’s performance? - Arctic Ice Hockey
For Nashville's sake, I hope not. However, even with the loss of Paul Stastny, Winnipeg is primed for success over the next few years with a very young and talented core.
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25, #3: Samuel Girard - Mile High Hockey
While Sam Girard would have had a hard time breaking into Nashville's defense, he is developing into a star in Colorado. What does Mile High Hockey have to say about the young defenseman?
Kane says long offseason 'isn't very fun' for Blackhawks
Cue music... "too much time on my hands."
Sophomore Slump: Who’s vulnerable and who isn’t? – TheHockeyNews
THN takes a look at which young stars are vulnerable to a sophomore slump.
Blackhawks could face crisis with Corey Crawford still shrouded in mystery | NHL | Sporting News
Concussions are scary things, folks.
Hockey Community Remembers Jim Johannson at Stars and Stripes Showdown
Team USA honored Jim Johannson at this year's Stars and Stripes Showdown.
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #2: Rasmus Dahlin - Die By The Blade
I know we only see Buffalo twice a season, but I'm really excited to see how young Dahlin performs this season.
Tkachuk focused on making Senators roster opening night
If I'm in Ottawa's leadership group, I would most certainly make sure Brady Tkachuck is on the ice on opening night. Those fans need something to look forward to.
Heritage Jersey | St. Louis Blues
St. Louis has a third jersey for the upcoming season. I'm a fan of the baby blue.