NHL insider is often an overused term, but not in the case of former NHL player, coach, and potential head coach again, Rick Tocchet. Before we jump into the rumour mill, let’s get some thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final match-up from “Tock”, who also works here and there on the telly as an analyst, courtesy of a link from our pals at Pittsburgh Hockey Now.
Get used to it, as we fast approach the NHL Draft and NHL free agency.
To quote Boston Hockey Now: Our man Stefen Rosner with NYI Hockey Now has been linking the Montreal Canadiens to the New York Islanders on the NHL trade market. Rosner opined that the Canadiens could potentially acquire the 13th overall pick from the Isles in a trade that would send Josh Anderson to Long Island. Could Anthony Beauvillier end up with the Habs?
While the non-playoff Vancouver Canucks are definitely looking to improve their depth on the blueline, it’s quite possible the Calgary Flames and GM Brad Treliving are looking at the same area for improvement. Getting smoked by the Edmonton OIlers in the playoffs had to leave a sour taste. Calgary Hockey Now asks what can the Calgary Flames do to improve their blue line and how does the trade market potentially factor in?
Say it ain’t so, Bob
Make room for Spencer Knight? Should the Washington Capitals be interested in Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who is reportedly being shopped on the NHL trade market? So many creases to explore, so little time. Washington Hockey Now takes a gander.
The kid is good, the kid is exciting, the kid’s a keeper. Here’s a sample from an article at Montreal Hockey Now, talking about a possible early extension for Cole Caulfield as he prepares to play out the final year of his entry-level deal.
The Montreal Canadiens are undergoing a roster transformation, and winger Cole Caufield is right in the center of it. Now eligible to negotiate an extension as of July 13, should the Canadiens pounce, as they did with Nick Suzuki last year, to sign Caufield to a long-term extension before his entry-level contract (ELC) has been completed?
TVA Sports’ Tony Marinaro was on the Sick Podcast when he claimed that he wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if the Montreal Canadiens signed Caufield to a long-term extension this summer, as the young winger seems to have immersed himself pretty quickly in the fabric of the team and the culture of the city.
VHN’s latest trade/no-trade column involved JT Miller and the fact there’s a very strong chance the Vancouver Canucks have already made a decision for the right reasons on their leading scorer.
In the meantime, Game-1 tonight of the Stanley Cup Final … Enjoy the Hockey Action!!