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Sunday Notes: NHL GMs to discuss LTIR changes, Giroux killing it so far with Florida



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Good Sunday to you all. A bit overcast today in Denver, but temperatures in the high 50s/low 60s expected. Let’s do some NHL notes, thoughts and observations to get the day rolling, with Avs-Wild coming this afternoon:

  • NHL GMs will meet this coming week in Palm Beach (once again, Saskatoon loses out) and supposedly a dominant item on the agenda will be addressing the LTIR loophole that has been exploited (hello Tampa Bay, hello Vegas). (Sportsnet)
  • Tampa Bay’s Cup from last year absolutely should come with an asterisk, if you ask me. Just dirty pool. They cheated. Yeah, legally they did, I know. But they cheated. Vegas is trying that too.
  • Claude Giroux has four points already in two games for Florida, and his teammates seem to love him. Now we know why the Avs were so interested in the former Flyers captain. (Florida Hockey Now)
  • The Flyers denied a report a tiff between Giroux and management happened near the trade (Philly Hockey Now)
  • Don’t look now, but the Boston Bruins are the hottest team in the league and think they can win every night (Boston Hockey Now)
  • So, maybe that voided Evgenii Dadonov trade was a pretty good thing after all for Vegas? (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • Hall of fame puck scribe Larry Brooks takes New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello to task for not selling at the NHL Trade Deadline last week. (NY Post)
  • “Right now, the confidence isn’t very high on this hockey team” – Blues coach Craig Berube after 7-2 loss last night to Carolina at home (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • Don’t count out the Canucks on a playoff spot (Vancouver Hockey Now)
  • Steve Macfarlane of Calgary Hockey Now has more on the 14-goal night in Alberta, with a Dolly Parton reference. The Flames are pretty comfy with their 88 points atop the Pacific Division.
  • Some good stuff to be announced soon for all Hockey Now subscribers. You’ll like it!

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