EDMONTON — Darkness still needed to fall before the Canada Day fireworks display could light up the sky, yet free-agent forward Tanner Glass already had a good feeling that Calgary would be his next hockey home.
There’s something different about Blackhawks center John Hayden this fall. Oh, he’s still impressive on the ice — a big guy with that mix of physicality and skill that coach Joel Quenneville craves — but his off-ice demeanor has changed.
Fueled by a monumental work ethic he felt mirrored his parents’, and a desire to win at all costs, Dan Wildfong made the most out of his 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame during an eight-year (1999-2007) professional hockey career – played out entirely in Shreveport and Bossier City.
Colin Blackwell and Arvin Atwal received praise from Rochester Americans coach Chris Taylor for their play throughout the Prospects Challenge. It turns out they did enough to earn a chance to play for Taylor in Rochester this season.
PENTICTON — It’s no secret what the fallout will be from having two players being paid a combined $21 million, as Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will be collecting once McDavid’s new deal kicks in on July 1, 2018.
In what’s been a hit-or-miss opening three offseasons on the job, and with the Boston fanbase undeniably split on their view of the front office, I always felt that the David Pastrnak negotiations were going to definitively tip the scales towards Bruins general manager Don Sweeney proving himself as a man in over his head (which is exactly what he looked like in those opening few weeks in 2015) or an ever-improving executive that remains firmly committed to the plan he’s put in place.
Jimmy Vesey was the crown jewel of last year’s college free agents. Originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Vesey declined to sign with the team. The Predators then traded his rights to the Buffalo Sabres, who Vesey also declined to sign with, before hitting the free agency market. He eventually signed with the New York Rangers.
VOORHEES, N.J. — As the Flyers tee it up Tuesday during their annual tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, New Jersey, Alex Lyon may be the rare athlete who’s more interested in Trump’s plans for diplomacy than the layout of his golf courses.
WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced a trade. Wheeling has traded forward Jordan Kwas to the Kansas City Mavericks in exchange for defenseman Zach Tolkinen.