Monday was a big day in the hockey world. Most NHL clubs opened up their preseason slate last night as the march to the regular season kicked off. The Boston Bruins opened up their preseason in New Jersey, falling 4-3 in overtime. Meanwhile, the NHLPA made a major decision that decided the future of labor talks. Here are the top stories in hockey on Tuesday.
The Boston Bruins sent minimal veterans to New Jersey last night to battle the Devils in the preseason opener. Instead, the club sent an interesting roster filled with players looking to make their mark and fight their way onto the club. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Bruins have enough money to accommodate a new contract for D Brandon Carlo. That doesn’t mean they won’t dip into potential LTIR space. BHN’s Jimmy Murphy has more. (Boston Hockey Now)
Labor peace in the NHL? For the next three seasons that will be the case. The NHLPA followed the NHL on Monday and declined to reopen the CBA. That means the current agreement will be in place through the 2021-22 season. (ESPN)
Another RFA standoff has come to a close. The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with RFA Brock Boeser on Monday night. The three-year deal will pay Boeser just under $6 million a season. (Sportsnet)
Mitch Marner’s agent confirmed on Monday that his client received two offer sheets over the summer. He declined to sign them as his goal all along was to remain with the Maple Leafs. (The Score)