Yes, that's the question. How will they do it? They didn't spell that out in their announcement, at least not that I saw, but they must be envisioning having some fans in the building at some point. Some Canadian teams, and the Sharks, have an AHL team that shares their building, so their costs are somewhat absorbed by the bigger team a little bit. But other than tickets and advertising, there are no other income streams for these teams. If the AHL gets started, I assume that would mean the end to the taxi squad. It would be really bad for AHL teams to be playing with their best players sitting around on an NHL taxi squad.
Well, I wouldn't have said it a week ago, but I'm going to say Hoffman leads the team in goals and points. And based on the fact he will play on a line with Hoffman and Perron, I'll go with O'Reilly for assists.
Crowd sourcing at its finest!
That's what it looks like right now and what I would expect on opening day, barring any unforeseen events.
Indeed, the Caps have signed Chara to a one-year $795,000 contract.
And Ott was in the top three a couple seasons ago in an NHLPA poll of what assistant will soon be a head coach.
The way he played a couple seasons ago, I thought Husso was ready then. He had some great games then. He didn't look as exceptional more recently. He was next in line among Blues goalies in 2018-19, but he struggled and then got hurt and wasn't available when the Blues gave up on Chad Johnson. (Who, like many in the storied history of backup goalies, was a great guy.) It's why Binnington ended up in Providence that season, because the Blues wanted Husso to get the games he could in San Antonio in their weird season without an affiliate. A high ranking Blues exec told me last season, you never know if a goalie is ready until he plays, and the Blues would have liked a situation where Husso could have gotten a game. But he didn't. I guess we'll find out, but he's earned this chance.
Has to happen sooner or later. And they can do it in the playoffs, just not the regular season.
Can't disagree with these. The Blues likely don't want a situation where they hand the keys to Husso, but hey, it worked with Binnington.
Seemed like he felt the Bruins just gave up on trying to sign him and he would have been happy to stay. And now they're down him and Chara.
I like the Avs in the West, but this season could be a real mystery. The beauty of the West Division will be that there are three really good teams and then something less, so making the playoffs should be comparatively easy.
There's no All-Star Game this season, so we'll have to wait. As well as Parayko has played, he hasn't gotten the attention. I don't know it's as much him blossoming as it is more people noticing him. He should be more noticed this season.
Amid everything, this certainly has the potential for being an interesting season. Very interesting. Can't wait of it to start.