Trade Gunnarsson? At some point, sure. Schmaltz? Sure. Walman? Only of somebody under contract past this year. Kostin, Thomas or Kyrou? Only for a long-term asset, as when Armstrong made his pitch for Drouin.
Mortal lock. Team crumbled without him. The guy does everything well.
Can he stay? That's up to him. The tools are there. He has a good feel for the game. He needed to be quicker with his puck movement and so far so good on that front. He was putting up numbers in the AHL, so he made good use of that time.
As I've noted before, that franchise has no other prove goal scorers. So, yes, I would expect the Canes to lock him in, especially with fresh capital with an ownership shift.
Absolutely. The bid is there for that city to lose.
That would be a good outcome for the league.
Not paying much attention to that to be honest with you. Like the work that has been done so far.
As for Berube, has value with the Blues. If he leaves this team, I'm guessing it will be with another NHL team.
Not sure if Quebec could use the 'Diques name and colors if it gets another team. Right now it's best shot is to get the Panthers out of Sunrise. What a mess there.
That has to be right there with the most. Those were some good looks for the Men of Oil.
I believe all is good on the renovations now. The team lawyered up and got its way.
John Tavares with the Belmont Park Islanders.
No, that's just life in the league. Scheduling is no small task due to arena availability issues.
Bobby Ryan carries a $7.25 million cap hit, so it has to be higher than that, right?
Skinner could push toward $8 million and blow past Tarasenko. The salary cap is going up, so the top guys will keep getting paid.
Of course, it was more than that with Ken Wilson. It's notable that he just sort of faded from broadcasting after his time here. He did get some work with the Mariners, but I was surprised that he didn't have another 10 good years in the biz.
That seemed to be the case. There is a lot of political opposition to public support of any kind for stadiums and arenas. That is not particular to St. Louis. Ask the Calgary Flames about that.
At some point the NHL might get back on ESPN. But the sports landscape has changed quite a bit. Rights fees are bloated and due to come down. The NHL will feel the brunt of that before other leagues. It will be interesting to see if teams will keep getting big regional deals. We know the leagues are already looking at different methods to distribute its games. In 10 years, ESPN could be a shell of its former self.
Ah, but sometimes you have to play nice with others. You may recall some testy broadcasts toward the end.
The Toronto market is massive, just massive. So is New York, where the Note played a Columbus Day matinee in Brooklyn. I am skeptical that a day game would work here, but perhaps management will find your pitch convincing.