Should the Boston Bruins look into signing defensemen P.K. Subban or Keith Yandle to professional tryouts if they remain unsigned?
That and more in the latest BHN Bruins Wrap:
With their lack of experience on the blue line for the first 1-2 months of the 2022-23 NHL regular season, would it make sense for the Boston Bruins to at least give a veteran defenseman like Milton, MA native Keith Yandle or P.K. Subban a professional tryout?
Note to Boston Bruins fans immediately shooting this idea down because of their hate for Subban or thoughts on the player and due to salary cap concerns, a PTO doesn’t cost NHL teams anything against the cap.
National Hockey Now
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed two-time Stanley Cup champion head coach, former Boston Bruins head coach, and Marshfield, MA native Mike Sullivan to a three-year extension. Some could say this was a surprise since Sullivan’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023-24 season, but Sullivan is now locked in through the conclusion of the 2026-27 season.
NYI: Which New York Islanders forwards should be lining up next to franchise player Matt Barzal this season?
FLA: The Florida Panthers are set to have an advantageous first month of the 2022-2023 season, and they should take full advantage of it.
DET: The NHL Network finally has a reason to like the resurgent Detroit Red Wings next season.
PHI: Philadelphia Flyers signed a late-blooming right-winger and are set to open up training camp on September 22.
WSH: Ea Sports offers a first look at Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin in NHL 23, and it’s… interesting.
COL: Speculating on what the next contract for Colorado Avalanche star centre Nathan MacKinnon could look like.
VGK: Vegas Golden Knights change their minds again and acquire goaltender Adin Hill for a fourth round pick.
SJS: San Jose Sharks take advantage of Golden Knights’ goalie crunch by trading goaltender Adin Hill for a draft pick.
Canada Hockey Now
MTL: Embattled Montreal Canadiens winger Jonathan Drouin isn’t ducking from the tough questions as he prepares to enter the last year of his contract.
CAL: Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving leaned on his players’ opinions before making big decisions this summer.
VAN: The current situation in Russia has invoked some meaningful responses from Vancouver Canucks fans over the last few days.