It’s hot out. Too hot now, but not for long. After a blast of thunderstorms this afternoon it’s going to cool off. Tomorrow night the temperature is forecast to drop to a brisk 16 degrees. That’s almost hockey weather! Maybe there will be some hockey news then?
Great to see the Maple Leafs add Ricky Olczyk. The former Oiler and ‘Cane exec becomes the 2nd member of the family to be part of the franchise. #brothereddie— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) July 4, 2018
Here’s what we wrote about yesterday:
Women’s Hockey News: Szabados signs with NWHL Buffalo Beauts - nafio & Annie
Shannon Szabados tops another week of free agent signings in the NWHL. Meanwhile, Zoe Hickel moves to Calgary and Halifax considers a bid for the 2020 World Championships.
John Tavares to the Maple Leafs: A High School Musical story - Omar White
The city of Toronto burst into song once John Tavares made his choice, but was that the only musical number that day?
Other Hockey and Sports News
Winnipeg Jets sign Skyler McKenzie - Arctic Ice Hockey
[Species: I am including this news tidbit solely because his name is Skyler. It sounds like he should be a Power Ranger. Kids these days, amirite?]
Rumors have Stars as frontrunner for Karlsson - Defending Big D
Is Erik Karlsson worth it if the Stars have to give up Miro Heiskanen?
Bargain Bin Free Agency 2018: Anthony Duclair - The Copper & Blue
If you take a look at Duclair’s numbers, the first thing that pops out at you is the gaudy 44 point total he amassed in 2015-16. The catch? Duclair’s shooting percentage was a sizzling 19% that season.
Waddell, Hurricanes exercise caution and avoid NHL’s free agent frenzy - Canes Country
The past several years of reckless spending by NHL teams vindicate Ron Francis, and now Don Waddell’s, decisions to stay on the sidelines on July 1.
Stanley Cup visits the temporary Capital Gazette office - Capital Gazette
Craig Leydig, longtime equipment manager for the Washington Capitals, brought the Stanley Cup to the temporary office of Capital Gazette on Tuesday morning.
NFL’s PED policy encourages players to snitch – ProFootballTalk
"a player who faces a four-game suspension can potentially cut his suspension in half if he rats on a teammate, a coach, a trainer, etc."