To kick of the 2015-16 NHL Season The Hockey Scoop is starting their own 20 thoughts series, with notes gathered from various releiable sources and interviews. We will be posting one per week. Enjoy!
- Pavel Datsyuk starts skating in one month
- The Oliers have put Nikita Nikitin on the trading block. The Boston Bruins may be willing to pick him up for cheap.
- Justin Fontaine is actually injured. He’ll miss the season opener
- The experts say Dustin Byfuglien to the Bruins won’t happen. At least not right now
- The Kings would love to re-sign Milan Lucic, if he scores 25+ goals.
- Speaking of the Kings, Anze Kopitar and his agent Pat Brisson must be getting pretty anxious cause contract talks are looking bleak.
- Jared McCann is the real deal
- The San Jose Sharks wanted Ryan Miller.
- The Jets wanted Kris Versteeg, but couldn’t get him from Chiacago. However, they could try and pry him from the Hurricanes Febuary 29th.
- Bleacher Report thinks Devan Dubnyk is better than Pekka Rinne. 😁.
- Eric Staal to Nashville is a perfect Trade Deadline move. But can David Poile make it happen?
- Who will win the Bruins backup spot? Jonas Gustavsson or Jeremy Smith?
- Timo Meier is the Captain of the Halifax Mooseheads
- Will the Ottawa Senators pick up Daniel Paille or Tomas Kopecky? They could use them.
- Dylan Strome and Noah Hanfin are close to making their respective teams.
- Matt Murray deserves to play in the NHL
- The Chicago Blackhawks just signed Brent Seabrook to a 8 year deal. It has Lottery Protection, $6.5M AAV, and he’ll be 38 when it ends. Ouch
- The Islanders new top line doesn’t have Kyle Okposo on it.
- The Buffalo Sabres may have inquired about Steven Stamkos, but a trade is a last resort move. Stamkos is all but re-signed. If the Bolts are somehow out of playoff contention by Febuary , Ben Bishop could be traded.
- The Edmonton Oliers are 5-0-0 in the preseason. Believe.
By Aly Dhanani