Las Vegas got an early start prepping for their first ever Stanley Cup Final game in their first ever NHL season. [Twitter]
The pre-game ceremony was...A Lot. Gotta respect Vegas going full Vegas at all times no exceptions.
Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson told a reporter he hopes the Senators “get a new owner.” Alfredsson reportedly requested that the comment be off-the-record AFTER making the statement. [Sportsnet]
The issue with Eugene Melnyk’s ownership of the Senators is one of the worst kept secrets in the NHL and if the frankness of Alfredsson’s comment was suprising, the content was not.
People acting like Alfredsson disliking Melnyk was a state secret is weird. The dissent was well reported and obvious, if vague in detail. https://t.co/A5mRAuy0X1— Travis Yost (@travisyost) May 28, 2018
I don’t qualify to answer this but I will say 11 (and many, many others) have been flirting with this leaking for quite some time. It may not have been desired but it wasn’t a bridge too far either. https://t.co/tnRJsbS07Q— Travis Yost (@travisyost) May 28, 2018
As a follow up to last tweet, just about everyone locally and nationally knew this story. They just didn’t report it. Right or wrong this is nothing new. https://t.co/tnRJsbS07Q— Travis Yost (@travisyost) May 28, 2018
Canucks Army is well into their annual top 100 draft profiles. Yesterday, they covered Oscar Back who is an interesting option for teams in the third or fourth round. You probably don’t care much about Back in particular but if you’re interested in learning more about this year’s prospect class, following along with Canucks Army is the best way to do that. [Canucks Army]
The Texas Stars are going to the AHL Calder Cup Final after beating the Rockford Ice Hogs 2-1 in overtime. They’ll face the Toronto Marlies with the first game of the series being on Saturday, June 2nd in Toronto. [AHL]