Update on Kelly McCrimmon
Checking into Kelly McCrimmon: told there is no deadline today, so no announcement doesn't mean he's declined Toronto's offer.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 11, 2015
- Bob McKenzie: Buffalo Sabres likely to buy out Cody Hodgson (Today’s Slapshot)
“Certainly, when the general manager of the Buffalo Sabres says, ‘We’re thinking seriously of buying him out.’ They’re not thinking seriously of buying him out. They’ve decided they’re going to buy him out, I would imagine. General managers don’t talk like that and then say, ‘Ah, (we won’t).’
- Chris Dilks: NHL Draft Prospect Profile — Colin White (SB Nation College Hockey)
White started the year in the discussion as a potential top 10, possibly even top 5 draft pick. But he spent the better part of the season battling mono which really slowed him down and hampered his play. He finished the year very strong with a good World U18 Tournament, but by that point, the damage to his draft stock had been done, with most people ranking him 20-30 range of the draft.
- Scott Wheeler: Zach Werenski profile and scouting report (Pension Plan Puppets)
Werenski, who is a lesser skater than his American counterpart Hanifin and less physical than Provorov, might still be the most offensively gifted of the trio.I
- MapleLeafs.com: Draft Fashion Flashback – Jonathan Bernier’s frosted tips (YouTube)
Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly and Jonathan Bernier himself reflect on Bernier’s frosted tips at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
- Bruce Arthur: China’s hockey voice living Stanley Cup dream (Toronto Star)
So he is now the beachfront for the place the league wants to go. The Toronto Maple Leafs established a Weibo account — Chinese Twitter, basically — last year, and sent a delegation to China to search for business opportunities; they played one game with all-Chinese ads on the rink boards. The NHL wants to do business in China.
- Greg Wyshynski: Just get the Coyotes the hell away from Glendale (Puck Daddy)
You have to love the self-defeating logic by Glendale, in which their actions prevent the Coyotes from turning a profit while trying to break a contract because they lose too much money.