Here are your links for today:
“MLB owners approved David Blitzer’s purchase of a minority stake in the Cleveland Guardians, a deal that lays out a path for the billionaire investor to take a controlling interest in the club.” [Front Office Sports]
Looks like the Flyers have their coach:
**Breaking News**— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 16, 2022
Per my initial on #ThePoint ; I can confirm @NHLFlyers are hiring HC John Tortorella in the neighborhood of 4yr X 4M deal, and @GoldenKnights HC Cassidy in the neighborhood of 5 yr X 4.5 M. Coaching Carousel continues . @espn @NHL #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/Uvvq5NufM3
“Former governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam is nearing a deal to purchase the NHL’s Nashville Predators, according to people familiar with the transaction. The Nashville Predators ownership group, led by Herbert Fritch, is nearing a deal to sell the NHL franchise, according to multiple people familiar with the negotiations.” [Sportico]
An … interesting trade between the Habs and Golden Knights:
This move is a salary cap dump.— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 16, 2022
Shea Weber still has 4 years left on his contract, none retained by Montreal, but likely won't play again and will remain on LTIR.
This is probably better for Vegas than paying a draft pick to unload Dadonov.
Some numbers for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final:
Financial numbers for next season:
A bizarre situation playing out here as the Sharks and Evander Kane have a staring contest over Kane’s wrongful termination grievance: [Daily Faceoff]
“The NHL generated record revenues projected to exceed $5.2 billion this season and plans to return to a normal calendar for 2022-23 as it continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday.” [NHL]
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