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Dater’s Daily: Panic in Montreal, Patrick Roy to rescue?, Covid cases ticking up

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Good Friday to you all. Another crisp, clear day in the great city of Denver. Let’s get to some hockey links from around the league, starting with the building rumors in Montreal that some guy named Patrick Roy might be next up to right a Canadiens ship that already has hit the metaphorical iceberg in a shocking 0-5 start.

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  • An article in a small French-Canadian newspaper, by a reporter named Danny Gelinas, said that the days of Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin are numbered, and that Patrick Roy has been seen of late with Canadiens owner Geoff Molson. Roy hired a new agency last summer where they let it be known he wants to get back in the NHL. Roy currently remains coach and GM of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL.  (laVoixdel’est)
  • I really hope Roy gets back into the NHL somewhere. The league needs him back. He’s an electric personality.
  • The consensus of other media in Montreal is that Bergevin already has one foot out the door (Montreal Gazette)
  • I don’t understand a thing about the world of non-fungible tokens, but already there are some featuring the late Gordie Howe (Detroit Hockey Now)
  • More misfortune for the Penguins. Forward Jeff Carter and goalie Tristan Jarry have entered COVID-19 protocol. The Penguins will also still be without captain Sidney Crosby as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
  • Covid cases keep popping up around the league. Of course, we’ve seen that here in Denver already, but Winnipeg is dealing with that with Mark Scheifele and there have been other cases.
  • Per sources, Jack Eichel’s camp is meeting with the Sabres for one last attempt to convince them to allow him to have his preferred disk replacement surgery. Emily Kaplan shares the latest on the former Buffalo captain. (ESPN)
  • Rasmus Sandin is off to a great start for the Maple Leafs, and it could lead to more ice time. Scott Cullen breaks down his performance and what it means for Toronto. (Toronto Hockey Now)
  • The Kraken are ready for their home debut tomorrow (NHL.com)
  • Central Scouting’s early list of top 2022 draft prospects (Hockey News)
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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies. Previously Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report to name just a few.

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dk

AD, when are you gonna start podcasting again?

Bob Neal

Patrick is still the most consistent excellent goaltender I’ve ever watched play.

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