The summer heatwave continued into the weekend, but NHL news cooled down once again. The biggest news yesterday was that there was no news on the Torey Krug trade front. The RFA and UFA markets remain cold and there are still some good remaining free agents on the market that can help teams improve next season. Here are some notable links from the last 24 hours.
With the Boston Bruins facing the salary cap crunch, one would think the Bruins would have to trade away a defenseman like Torey Krug to free up some money. Think again as an NHL executive confirmed to Boston Hockey Now there has been minimal trade chatter on Krug. (Boston Hockey Now)
It has been an eyewitness to some great moments in hockey history, the iconic Wayne Gretzky’s sports bar in Toronto is set to close sometime next year. (Globe and Mail)
Even though July 1 has come and gone, the NHL Free Agency is still ongoing. With names like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Jake Gardiner still on the market, you have to wonder when they will get signed. (NHL.com)
The Montreal Canadiens announced the team re-signed forward Charles Hudon to a one-year one-way contract, but does he have a chance of staying the team? (Montreal Gazette)
The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their developmental camp on the weekend and Adam Boqvist and first round draft pick Kirby Dach made an impression, while Alex Nylander was just a tad bit underwhelming. (Chicago Sun Times)