Hmmm, wonder if anything happened while I was aslee --
Keith Yandle has agreed to terms with the Florida Panthers: seven years and $6.35 million average per season— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 23, 2016
Oh, okay. How about Stamk --
If the #Lightning are going to make a bold move at the draft coming away w/ Toronto's #1 pick would soften the blow of losing Steven Stamkos— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) June 21, 2016
Oh, that rumor-mongering reporter again. Yeah, no. Any controversial takes on the award show this morning?
The real NHL awards controversy is Habs players not nominating PK for the Clancy charity award the year he gave 10M to a children's hospital— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 23, 2016
Yeah, I agree with this one. Anyway, on to...
Auston Matthews blazing his own trail to NHL stardom | SI
'Along with the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Matthews family imported a cupboard’s worth of Mexican food through Swiss customs last August. Dried cilantro, corn tortillas, jalapenos, assorted seasonings—all the home-cooking ingredients that Ema would need, but couldn’t find locally, while her only son Auston played professional hockey for the Zurich Lions. "He has a sauce that he really likes, a bottle of sauce that he puts to all his meals," she says. "We pretty much have to bring the sauce with us everywhere. That was the first thing.' -- I love everything about this article.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Don’t Wait On Lupul Trade | Editor in Leaf
"Joffrey Lupul is a $5+ million cloud hanging over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he’s almost untradeable – almost."
Maple Leafs Lou Lamoriello: The Goalie Whisperer | Hockey Buzz
"Looking over the Maple Leafs off-season check list, it’s almost complete and in perfect order."
Maple Leafs trying to avoid history in NHL draft | Toronto Sun
"But if the ‘best player available’ approach prevails with Mark Hunter and his scouts, there will be choices at wing and centre. Nathan Bastian, a 6-foot-4 winger and part of the powerful Mississauga Steelheads draft class, is ranked in the 20-to-30 category, but depending where teams finally get into picking a goalie or two, it could mean Boris Katchouk from the Soo Greyhounds and others gets bumped."
Murray still looking to maneuver | Buffalo News
"The free-agent interview period starts Saturday and word is the Sabres want to be as close to the front of the line with Stamkos as they are with Vesey. And it’s a word that extends all the way up to owner Terry Pegula. The chatter at the Stanley Cup final was that the Sabres’ ballpark could be seven years and $77 million, and TSN said this week the figure might be $12 million a year."
Highlights from 2016 NHL Awards show | USA Today
More like Western Conference awards amirite?
NHL unveils 2015-16 NHL All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team | Sportsnet
They had to get McDavid an award somehow!
Shaky Loonie Checks Quebec’s Bid to Return to NHL | Wall Street Journal
"When Quebec lost its bid for a new National Hockey League franchise on Wednesday, fans were quick to finger a longtime nemesis of Canadian sports teams: their country’s often weak currency."
5 potential coaches for the new Las Vegas NHL franchise | Vegas Review Journal
"Travis Green: Head coach of the AHL Utica Comets. Made it to the Calder Cup finals two years ago and is considered a rising star in coaching."
NHL players, coaches ponder 'Las Vegas effect' | CBC
So losing the two points doesn't matter because it stays in Vegas, right?
And then there's this: