The preseason has begun! Here are your links for today:
Hope you got to see some of the highlights from our 5-4 win over the Capitals on Wednesday night. There are some … delightful moments here from the young guys: [NHL]
Over at The Athletic, Dom Luszczyszyn gives his season preview for the Devils: “This feels different from the last time everyone bought in on the Devils hype. Even after expressing the appropriate amount of caution, New Jersey looks poised to take a serious step next season. Whether it’ll be enough to make the playoffs remains to be seen.” [The Athletic ($)]
Sounds like Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson are close to deals with the Canucks:
Hearing Hughes nearing a 6 year deal worth slightly above $7.75M per year with the Canucks— Satiar Shah (@SatiarShah) October 1, 2021
Sounds AAV for Pettersson will be under $8 million on a three-year deal.— Irfaan Gaffar (@irfgaffar) October 1, 2021
Tough news for Detroit:
Jeff Blashill said Red Wings F Jakub Vrana (shoulder) will have surgery, out minimum 4 months.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) September 30, 2021
Here’s a look at TNT’s NHL graphics. What do you think?
NHL on TNT: shot counter, power play clock, players on ice, and goal scored pic.twitter.com/yNiamXOaPO— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) September 30, 2021
After video of a racist taunt in a Ukrainian Hockey League game went viral, the player who that taunt was directed at gives his thoughts on the incident: [TSN]
It appears that Zac Rinaldo’s career with the Blue Jackets is going to come to an early end:
The Athletic: Zac Rinaldo’s career with #CBJ will likely end before it begins.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 1, 2021
Next step unclear if Rinaldo clears waivers on Friday, but he won’t join Blue Jackets or @monstershockey unless he changes stance and gets a COVID-19 vaccine.https://t.co/h1oi62rI4z pic.twitter.com/HoodnR5xdW
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