The second week of August is underway which means the start of hockey season is getting closer by the day. There are still plenty of unsigned unrestricted free agents left on the market. Not to mention when will the first domino fall in the RFA market? Like so many legends of the game, Roberto Luongo will have a great honor bestowed upon him in the spring of 2020. Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk caught up with Boston Hockey Now and believes there is a silver lining after a disappointing loss in Game 7. More on both later on. Here is the news for Tuesday, August 13.
After announcing his retirement from the NHL back on June 26th, Roberto Luongo will become the first player in Florida Panthers history to have his jersey number retired in March 2020. (Florida Sun-Sentinel)
Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now caught up with Matt Grzelcyk at a charity event and is slowly finding a silver lining after a tough loss in the Stanley Cup Final. (Boston Hockey Now)
Robin Lehner finally received the Masterton Trophy, but there was a glaring error. Instead of having Lehner being a member of the New York Islanders, the trophy was engraved with New York Rangers on it. (NBCSports.com)
Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon was right about GM Don Waddell was not going anywhere. The Hurricanes announced they had inked Waddell to a new three-year deal. (Sportsnet)
Just like in Carolina where the Bunch of Jerks t-shirts were born, out in Arizona, the Coyotes decided to put a popular quote from their new owner Alex Meruelo on a t-shirt. (Arizona Republic)
Colorado General Manager Joe Sakic would like to get a long-term deal done with their high profile RFA Mikko Rantanen, but we will wait until there is a comparable contract to reach a deal. (TSN)