When it comes to veteran center Joe Thornton, it’s just weird seeing the man called “Jumbo” wear a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. NHL fans got their first look of Thornton sporting his new uniform in the Toronto’s regular-season opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
The NHL is back outside this weekend, as four franchises -- Colorado, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Boston -- traveled to Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe this weekend as part of the NHL Outdoors series.
After Vitek Vanecek started his 13th consecutive game Saturday and with Ilya Samsonov not yet ready to return, Washington’s staff figured it was Anderson’s turn on the second half of an afternoon back to back.
I, for one, welcome our new hockey overlords. The Cats' win over Carolina on Wednesday night put them in first place in the Central Division in both points (tied with Chicago) and points percentage. Don't look now, but Jonathan Huberdeau might be entering Hart Trophy race territory.
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That was a perfect setting at Lake Tahoe and hopefully the NHL can do it again, perhaps at Lake Louise or another breathtaking site.
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Larkin has three years left on his contract and is just one of two players on the roster to be signed through the 2022-2023 season. General manager Steve Yzerman’s apparent commitment to a youth movement starts with the team’s new captain. Since entering the league in 2015-2016, the 24-year old has led the Red Wings in points three times.
"It's incredible. He's done it all his career, he's going to continue doing it," Draisaitl said.