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)