The Tampa Bay Lightning celebration have cooled off a little bit and moved to the player’s private parties, however some videos are still leaking to the public. On the second day after the Stanley Cup victory, the Lightning players went to the golf course and we can assume that Alex Killorn has become a first Stanley Cup winner who jumped into that pond.
I see your Ovechkin swimming in a fountain and raise you Killorn diving into a pond. With bonus risk that Florida ponds may contain alligators. pic.twitter.com/iDtZQTCpot— Kathryn #RaysUp☀️ Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) October 1, 2020
Yesterday the team visited a restaurant in Tampa and as you can see Yanni Gourde had a great time.
NOT AGAIN YANNI GOURDE pic.twitter.com/45P0o5rhXz— ⚡️#TeamHuntington-Katchouk-Tammela⚡️ (@FeistyFinnFan47) October 2, 2020
Meanwhile Jon Cooper and Julien BriseBois brought the Stanley Cup to the Tampa Police Department
Joe Smith of the Athletic took a look at potential assets which the Lightning can move to clear some cap space [The Athletic, paid content]
The Lightning have to decide who their untouchables are, like captain Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman, Brayden Point and Andrei Vasilevskiy, for starters. Then they need to figure out which prospects can step in for departed players, like Mitchell Stephens, Alex Volkov, Mathieu Joseph, Carter Verhaeghe or Cal Foote.
You can find two Lightning players on the TSN’s trade bait list: Tyler Johnson is ranked 18th and Alex Killorn is situated one place below him. In my opinion, Killorn is most obvious candidate after scoring his record high 26 goals in 68 regular season games and given his modified no-trade clause, unlike Johnson who has to agree on waiving a full no-trade clause if the Lightning management wants to move him.
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Meanwhile the Vegas Golden Knights presented their third jersey. According the official press release it’s the first all-metallic gold jersey in the history of the league.
It’s been rumoured for a few days, but Devan Dubnyk to SJ is picking up steam.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 3, 2020
News Release: The #Sens have acquired defenceman Josh Brown from @FlaPanthers in exchange for the team's fourth-round draft pick (95th overall) in 2020: https://t.co/ucsjxAYHRz pic.twitter.com/wRnRpunW17— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 2, 2020
Hearing contract talks between the Canucks and Tyler Toffoli are currently in a holding pattern. Channels between VAN and Toffoli's reps are still open. But in addition to their pursuit of OEL, among others, told VAN is also "trying to move money." (1/2)— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) October 2, 2020
The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward Denis Malgin for the league minimum contract of $700,000. He joined the Leafs before the Trade Deadline in February and played in eight regular season games with the team.
Per Pierre LeBrun the Dallas Stars hope to re-sign a goaltender Anton Khudobin after his stunning performance in the Stanley Cup playoffs
The Stars have informed Anton Khubodin's camp they want to keep him around. Easier said than done, of course. That plus another whirl around the NHL goalie carousel one week before free agency in my weekend Rumblings:https://t.co/vus1DatmJt— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2020
Some positive news in light of COVID-19 pandemic: Switzerland allowed events with more than 1000 people since October 1st. Around 5000 people attended yesterday’s game between ZSC Lions and HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Impressive picture by our photographer Urs Jaudas in the Hallenstadion in Zurich, where around 5000 people watched the ice-hockey game between @zsclions and @FrGotteron on Friday night. Switzerland allows more than 1000 people at events since October 1st. pic.twitter.com/AoJ8iuV9W5— Simon Graf (@home) (@SimonGraf1) October 2, 2020
At the same time the Czech Extraliga decided to play two weeks with zero attendance after the Czech government declared state of emergency for the second time this year.
Czech Extraliga @telhcz teams have agreed to play 2 weeks without any fans in attendance starting Monday. That means the 4 games this weekend will still be allowed to admit up to 1000. 5 teams currently in quarantine. https://t.co/q7zzxpjEJG— Derek O'Brien (@Derek_J_OBrien) October 2, 2020
The start of the regular season in the German DEL league is postponed to the second week of December
BREAKING: The German @DELoffiziell just announced that the planned 13 Nov league start has been postponed. It is not financially manageable to operate with 20% of arenas' capacity, as current rules impose. Objective is now to start in second week of December. pic.twitter.com/Bd7OTUntvE— EuropeanHockeyClubs (@EHCAlliance) October 2, 2020
A World champion and Olympic gold medalist Sami Jo Small visited a Burn It All Down podcast to talk about her experience during the pandemic.
We're thrilled to have Olympic gold medalist @SamiJoSmall on the show this week, speaking with @_shireenahmed_ about her experiences as a goaltender on the Canadian national hockey team as well as her upcoming book, #TheRoleIPlayed— Burn It All Down (@BurnItDownPod) October 1, 2020
Listen now! https://t.co/GULsfMvUEB pic.twitter.com/nuDJe7hCN2