Barring a big surprise, Seattle gets the team, perhaps as early as 2020-21. In that scenario Arizona likely moves to the Central. Of course, the Coyotes could be headed to Houston by then.
Tavares should be the next, if he stays with the Islanders on an eight-year deal. But that team should fret about the Rangers, who are suddenly trying to clear massive salary cap space.
No, if they opt to move on from Stastny, they will need to spend money at center. Right now they have Tarasenko, Schwartz, Steen and perhaps Fabbri as Top 6 wingers, with Thompson, Sanford, Blais, Kyrou and Kostin lined up. Thomas could be a No. 2 center at some point, but why rush that.
When somebody bucks up, we'll know the new arena name.
He has another year on his deal. He is 26. Presumably Dallas keeps him . . . he could get there, since the salary cap keeps going up.
Actually, the seating area, scoreboard, locker rooms, lounges and other rooms behind the stands were the top priorities.
They know how to get ahold of Stillman.
Gunnarsson had just jumped back into the Top 4. Since he and Bortuzzo had been odd man out several times when the Blues had seven healthy D, he is the guy whose workload will increase the most.
Chris Butler will take the Nate Prosser role as the seventh D-man
Yeah, all three of those games will be a load. If the Blues want to be a playoff team, now is the time to prove they are capable. They would be happy to get four points out of those games.
There was more urgency for sure, and Schenn's fight added some edge to their game. The had more drive and eventually the Avalanche did wilt. So much of that "200-foot game" stuff is having the will to go full tilt shift after shift after shift.
Also, their breakouts were better and they generated more speed, which allows them to sustain offensive pressure, which leads to turnovers and more opportunities.
A 6-1 game was his best opportunity. He was more engaged against Colorado, but again he was left frustrated. Yeo keeps putting him in position to score.
Here is the rule: “A player who engages in a fight and whose jersey is not properly “tied-down” (jersey properly fastened to pants), and who loses his jersey (completely off of his torso) in that altercation, shall receive a game misconduct penalty. If the player loses his jersey despite the tie down remaining in tact and attached to his pants, the game misconduct is not applicable, however this must be reported to the league office so that the jersey and the tie down can be examined.”
I believe there is considerable pressure on both Armstrong and Yeo to make the playoffs this season, so I would expect some sort of move. But, yes, Doug sees the contention window just opening, so I would not expect him to move a major piece of his future for short-term help.
If the Blues were Tuesday's team, they wouldn't have 69 points in 56 games. Obviously they are somewhere between a 6-2 loser and a 6-1 winner. Probably a 3-2 team.
Agreed on Grabner. He fits under the salary cap with ease, too.
I'd be surprised if the Rangers command a first-round pick for him. Perhaps a decent prospect and a decent pick (second or third round) could get that done.
Buyers, but not over-spenders.