Guy Lafleur passes
Montreal Gazette: Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur dies at the age of 70.
Renaud Lavoie: The New York Islanders have actually positioned Grant Hutton on waivers.
Islanders indication William Dufour
Cap Friendly: The New York Islanders have actually signed 2020 fifth round draft choice, 152nd in general, forward William Dufour to a three-year entry-level handle an $859,000 cap hit.
2022-23: $750,000 wage and a $92,500 finalizing benefit
2023-24: $775,000 wage and a $92,500 finalizing benefit
2024-25: $775,000 wage and a $92,500 finalizing benefit
Russian gamers won’t be prohibited from the 2022 NHL draft
TSN: Pierre LeBrun stated the NHL won’t prohibit Russian gamers from the draft however questions if it will injure their draft stock.
“I guess the other thing that we’ll have to keep an eye on is whether some of those Russian prospects are downgraded in the eyes of some NHL teams when the draft arrives. I’ve talked to a few scouts in front offices that are having that internal dialogue, but for now and I don’t think it’s going to change – Russian players absolutely allowed to be drafted.”
The 2022 NHL Global Series
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: The NHL revealed their prepare for a 2022 NHL Global Series for next year including the Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Two exhibit video games will be played and 4 regular-season video games.
The Predators and Sharks will play 2 regular-season video games on October 7th and 8th at the 02 Arena in Prague.
The Predators will have an exhibit video game versus the Swiss National group on October 3rd in Bern, Switzerland. The Sharks will have an exhibit video game on October fourth versus Eisbaren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Berlin.
The Blue Jackets and Avalanche will play 2 regular-season video games on November fourth and fifth in Tampere Finland.
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Board of guvs satisfying in June
TSN: The NHL board of guvs will reunite in mid-June according to Pierre LeBrun, and although a program hasn’t been assembled yet, it’s forming up to be a fascinating one.
“… the state of the Ottawa Senators ownership will be of interest to a lot of governors I talked to today: What happens next after the passing of Eugene Melynk? The Arizona Coyotes playing in a 5,000-seat rink next year – that’s of interest to a lot of governors. Other items as well, but those certainly would be the big two.”