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Simmer’s Canucks Skate: Don’t Call Me ‘Stats’! Have Another Donut, Phil

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Vancouver Canucks foe, Paul Stastny
The Vancouver Canucks host the Carolina Hurricanes and Paul Stastny on October 24th.

Fyi; the Abbotsford Canucks announced some special ticket sales set to start August 31st and the Vancouver Canucks are pumping season ticket dealies for fans interested in taking a look. We’re obviously not affiliated in any way, but don’t mind tipping off supporters to deals when they pop up.

Let’s Skate!

I get it with Gostisbehere and Hellebuyck and longer NHL names of that ilk as it relates to misspellings, but it’s pretty remarkable how many times one sees Paul Stastny’s name spelled Statsny. Coming off a 45-point season with the Winnipeg Jets last season, the 36-year-old forward signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes for $1.5-million on Tuesday.

Probably the easiest name to screw up on the Vancouver Canucks: Ilya Mikheyev.

That was fun talking about the retro NHL looks, the potential 3rd jersey options, and their potential accidental early release, in case you missed it earlier today.

Phil the Thrill

Vegas Hockey Now: The next on-ice hit Phil Kessel delivers might be his first one. Part of the reason he’s poised to become the NHL’s new ‘Iron Man’ consecutive game streak record holder is because of his lack of physical play, as opposed to some magical durability. Dude signed a one-year bargain deal in Las Vegas with the Golden Knights, a perfect fit for a guy who loves to play poker. $1.5-million with a modified no-trade clause. Vegas Golden Knights.

By the way, Kessel is set to pass Keith Yandle’s Iron Man mark of 989 consecutive games played by skating in his 990th in a row on October 25th at the San Jose Sharks.

Tantalizing Tidbits

Washington Hockey Now: Swedish centre Nicklas Backstrom slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine but said the Capitals avoid discussing the topic. Washington Capitals.

Boston Hockey Now: New Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery did an interview on local Boston TV and dropped some knowledge on what he expects to see as the Boston Bruins lines.

Montreal Hockey Now: NHL trade chatter has picked up considerably around Christian Dvorak. A source told MHN that the player’s value will go up if the Montreal Canadiens bide their time.

Happy Thursday!

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