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Dater’s Daily: Gabe Landeskog Day with Cup, J.T. Miller, Canucks ‘Long Ways Apart’



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A very good Friday to all. The calendar is close to turning the page to August, which is the one month where there is just not much going on in terms of NHL hockey. But we’re still hard at work, trying to dig up some interesting news nuggets. Let’s start with one on Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, on his day with the Stanley Cup in Sweden:

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  • Gabe Landeskog also took the Cup to a child’s hospice center.
  • Nathan MacKinnon’s day with the Cup still hasn’t happened yet. But there will be a parade with it in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • The top 5 centers still on the free-agent market. Yes, Kadri is on the list (Hockey News)
  • The Boston Bruins were listed as one of the teams that could be in on Kadri. But not by our boys at Boston Hockey Now 
  • The Canucks and J.T. Miller are a “long ways apart” on a contract extension (Vancouver Hockey Now)
  • Why the Capitals aren’t interested in Kadri (Washington Hockey Now)
  • Jonathan Huberdeau said he would be interested in an extension with Calgary (Calgary Hockey Now)
  • I can see why the Kings will retire Dustin Brown’s number. But, a statue too? (L.A. Daily News)
  • Adidas will not renew its apparel contract with the NHL when their contract expires after the 2023-24 season (ESPN)
  • I watched “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” on Netflix, and, wow, is Hunter Moore one massive bro scumbag.
  • I still don’t get why the Maple Leafs put their faith in Matt Murray moving forward (Sportsnet)
  • Lower bowl tickets are priced in the $800s for Avalanche-Blackhawks opening night.
  • Former Red Wing and Duck and Senator Bobby Ryan talks about his ongoing battle with sobriety (Detroit Hockey Now)
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Glendon Gulliver

Evan Rodrigues name keeps popping up everywhere. He appears to be the best deal on the market, if he is willing to sign for the right price. He is also someone who can play both center and right wing. He is able to play 2C and could compete against Compher for the role or be a great addition to the 3rd line who could play almost anywhere in the top six if needed.

John Mauss

Adrian, I would love to read a story about Jake Schroeder. After some 20 years, he just disappeared. Seems like a great story for Lindsey to write, especially now that we’re in the August doldrums.


I also agree, Jake Schroeder was apart of the Avs for over 20 years. It won’t be the same to see the Stanley Cup Banner raised and no Jake Schroeder…


Jake did an interview on the Av’s pre-game radio broadcast , near the end of the season saying he was going to retire from doing the anthem for Av’s games. But I thought he’d at least keep doing it for the playoff run, but he did disappear it seems like.


I read somewhere that he said he was going to pass the torch during the playoffs.


Lehkonen had his day with the Cup today in Turku and Rantanen has his tomorrow an half hour away in Nousiainen. And I’m going!


Was a great day, got to meet Rants briefly and got a photo with him and the Cup. He entered on top of a fire truck and stumbeled a bit when it hit the brakes which gave people a bit of a scare. Mikko had asked for some heavy music and the local band delivered and also played All the Small Things by Blink182 a couple of times. About 2000 people there in a town with a population of about 5000.

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Yan Girard

Did you ask Rantanen how he perceived his new career at the center position?


I actually knew one of the reporters there and she’s not a hockey person at all. So was saying to her she could ask what Rants would think about a permanent switch to the center position. But she passed on it. The few seconds I got with him I used for the photo.

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