It’s been all crickets on the Boston Bruins news front lately but there’s plenty of NHL trade and free agent rumors floating around.
National Hockey Now
NYI: Stefen Rosner and MHN contributor Jon Goyens examine why a switch to the wing may not be such a bad thing for New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal if the Isles do indeed sign UFA centre Nazem Kadri. Imagine if the Boston Bruins had that dilemma and hadn’t passed on Barzal at the 2015 NHL Draft?
PGH: After an injury-riddled season in 2021-22, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Teddy Blueger is looking to bounce back in 2022-23.
WSH: New Washington Capitals goalie Darcy Keumper got his day with the Stanley Cup after backstopping the Colorado Avalanche to their third Stanley Cup in team history.
FLA: What did our Florida Panthers reporters have to say in the latest Florida Hockey Now Podcast?
DET: What Swedish Elite club has the most Detroit Red Wings prospects now?
COL: Just after four months he was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks at the NHL Trade Deadline, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson is body surfing after the Stanley Cup with a new contract.
VGK: The Vegas Golden Knights and restricted free agent forward Keegan Kolesar, avoided arbitration with a three-year contract that carries a $1.4M AAV.
SJS: Former San Jose Sharks centre and UFA Joe Thornton is still looking to sign on with a team for next season but he is also reportedly getting into management.
Canada Hockey Now
MTL: More and more, it appears Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes gains respect from his new NHL general manager peers. According to one NHL exec, Hughes’ work on the NHL trade market so far, is thanks to his experience as an NHL player agent.
VAN: After revamping their lineup on the NHL trade market, the Calgary Flames are chirping the Vancouver Canucks.