Quick Strikes: Ryan Drama on the West Coast
Examining the Ryan Kesler vs Ryan Johansen beef that randomly appeared on Twitter yesterday
Have we mentioned Martin St. Louis is going into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning? Well he is and everyone is very excited by it.
"Marty truly loved the game and brought that same incredible passion every time he stepped on the ice."— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) August 5, 2018
Richy on Marty | #HHOF pic.twitter.com/K6ZybZQF6x
Lightning goalie coach Frantz Jean hooked up with Tony Martino of the Toronto Maple Leafs and made a beautiful summer goalie camp in Chicago together. Good work, guys!
Another great camp in Chicago with my long time buddy and Toronto Maple Leafs Scout, Tony Martino! We both have more grey hair then 30 years ago but always great laughs when we have a chance to hang out! pic.twitter.com/iCGEhpqTmt— Frantz Jean-PTG-TBL (@Protekgoalie) August 5, 2018
This might be double sacrilege, but I’m going to link to my own work in yesterday’s Quick Strike because I splurged on some good goalie talk in it. Also it’s the summer, nothing’s going on, and I can do what I want. Yeah! [Raw Charge]
In that 2020 summer, Brayden Point, Mikhail Sergachev, and Anthony Cirelli will all either be on or need a second contract as they come out of their ELCs. Judging by current trends, those contracts won’t be cheap. Cirelli might be able to go on a bridge deal, but Point will definitely want big money. Only the Ryan Callahan contract comes off the books in that summer, so money will definitely be tight.
Mathieu Joseph is at “Piknic Électronik Montréal” and is looking jacked.
So, out of nowhere, Ryan Kesler threw out this tweet on Twitter. Keeping in mind the man is injured and won’t be close to a return to the ice until November. Also, he’s a dirt-bag when on the ice.
@RyanJohansen19 How’s summer training going? Want to meet me in the streets before we get going on the ice?— Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler) August 5, 2018
Ryan Johansen? Where’s the beef between those two?
Ryan Kesler responds to Ryan Johansen: 'He's not my friend' - Sportsnet.ca
Okay, now I see it.
But on August 5th? Where did that come from?
Anyway, Johansen responded. Not with a quote tweet or anything. That would be silly.
I'll pay for your parking— Ryan Johansen (@RyanJohansen19) August 6, 2018
Relative to most sports, this is very vague and vanilla. But for the most vanilla sport in North America, this is a BOMBSHELL! Can’t wait to hear about it at every press conference during the regular season...
And lastly, cliff diving with Lindsay Vonn and PK Subban! Have a great week :)
When in Canada....let’s go cliff diving! Need to work on my form though 🤷🏼♀️ #bendandsnap @PKSubban1 pic.twitter.com/6VfSGeKK6d— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) August 5, 2018