It’s here! It’s finally here! Here are your links for Jack Hughes Day:
All the fun begins tonight on NBCSN and Sportsnet at 8 p.m. ET. Watch for wall-to-wall coverage and analysis here from your friends at All About The Jersey.
The question we've all been asking — will @jackhughes43 go 1st overall in the 2019 #NHLDraft? Find out this weekend.— NHL (@NHL) June 20, 2019
Round 1: Tomorrow on @NHLonNBCSports and @Sportsnet at 8 ET.
Round 2: Saturday on @NHLNetwork and @Sportsnet at 1 ET. pic.twitter.com/9nKRF7XNOP
Ray Shero says that Taylor Hall likely won’t negotiate a contract with the Devils until after the start of free agency. Ray also says that more formal meetings will happen later in the summer. [NHL]
An ESPN Q&A with Rejean Shero includes this fun nugget about offer sheets: “There is no gentleman’s agreement. F--- that s---. When people say that, it’s a lazy narrative, I’ll tell you that.” [ESPN]
Here’s the NHL’s expanded video review system: A new ability for coaches to challenge goal calls on the ice “that follow plays in the Offensive Zone that should have resulted in a play stoppage, but did not,” and required reviews of major/match penalty calls. A few other rule changes as well in here: [NHL]
An opportunity for Rejean Shero?
Toronto Maple Leafs bracing for activity. Telling teams they will listen on Kapanen and Kadri. Would need a D back in a Kapanen trade and a centre back for Kadri. Strong sense Connor Brown could go as well.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 20, 2019
Will Mitch Marner work his way out of Toronto? No doubt one of the most interesting contract situations this summer: [Sportsnet]
Kyle Dubas says it's not a foregone conclusion the #leafs would match a Mitch Marner offer sheet. Indicates they's have to weigh the return -- just as they would with fellow RFA's Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 21, 2019
Ryan Callahan will head to LTIR:
BREAKING NEWS: Julien BriseBois stated today that forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative back disease and recommended that he no longer play professional hockey.— Caley Chelios (@CaleyChelios) June 20, 2019
Corey Perry joins the free agent pool:
Here’s the full list of winners from the 2019 NHL Awards: [Sportsnet]
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