Lightning Round: Trades, Oilers, and Yanni Gourde
Is missing the playoffs with Connor McDavid a fireable offense?
There have been some big trades in the CHL recently as NHL teams have been sending down some of their top prospects back to junior after the Men’s WJC concluded. Shane Wright was traded to a contender in Windsor for two players and seven draft picks. Canadian star Olen Zellweger and a friend were also traded for four players and 10 draft picks. There might well be more to come as Brad Lambert was recently sent back down, as well as several others who played in the WJC.
The Kingston Frontenacs have acquired Ethan Miedema (LW), Gavin McCarthy (D) and seven #OHL Priority Selections from the @SpitsHockey in exchange for Shane Wright.— Kingston Frontenacs (@KingstonFronts) January 10, 2023
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Here are the scores from last night. Edmonton lost to fall to 10th in the Western Conference and out of a playoff spot. Calgary has also fallen out as Nashville has won four in a row. Is it acceptable for management to miss the playoffs in the Connor McDavid era?
McDavid is 15 points ahead of his own teammate in the league points race. he’s first in goals and assists, and yet his team is 21-18-3 (above Bettman .500), barely above even in goal differential, and fifth in the Pacific, the weakest division in the league. All those points, all that individual success, and yet they can’t get above 17th in the league.
The @PredsNHL, @SeattleKraken and @NHLFlyers each picked up wins on the road Monday with the help of big performances by their goaltenders.#NHLStats: https://t.co/jMFqe7t2ic pic.twitter.com/Pd3XEKiYgq— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 10, 2023
The Lightning’s podcast, Block Party, caught up with old friend Yanni Gourde for an interview.
Look who's heeeere!!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 9, 2023
The guys caught up with former #Bolt Yanni Gourde on this week's episode of the Block Party.
Catch our very own Lee Wright as they went on Alex’s Syracuse Speaks podcast to talk about the team’s struggles and what’s next. It was a very good episode.
#SSonFPH | In episode #86 of the #SyracuseSpeaksPodcast, @FPHCrunch is joined by @RawCharge's Lee Wright to break down the @SyracuseCrunch's struggles of late, plus the upcoming schedule. Listen NOW!https://t.co/mNcHxMjdpu— Field Pass Hockey (@FieldPassHockey) January 9, 2023
Penalties, huh. What are they good for?
Perception and Narratives: #GoBolts penchant for taking penalties, looking at the facts of the case to determine if perception meets reality this season for #TBLightning— Lightning Insider (@Erik_Erlendsson) January 9, 2023
Want to learn how to skate? The Lightning will teach you!
This one is for the grown ups!— Lightning Hockey Development (@TBLHockeyDev) January 9, 2023
This Wednesday, join us at Amalie Arena for some adult hockey clinics! We'll be holding a parent and child clinic, then an adults only clinic.
Learn from our Lightning Hockey Development team! Sign up now: https://t.co/Cn9sAhRiBo pic.twitter.com/GUM4hTVoNT
Justin Kirkland of the Ducks got into a car crash on their way to the rink to play the Bruins the other night. He is expected to be released from hospital soon. Glad he’s okay.
An update and statement on Ducks center Justin Kirkland, who was involved in a car accident on the way to last night's game vs. Boston.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 9, 2023