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Sunday Notes: Nathan MacKinnon Day With Cup Soon



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A good Sunday morning to all. Took a couple of days off, as I came out east for some r ‘n’ r. I type from West Lebanon, N.H. Sunny skies, temps in the 70s. Let’s do some hockey notes, starting with Nathan MacKinnon and his day with the Stanley Cup this coming Saturday:

  • MacKinnon’s day with the Cup will be Saturday, and will include a parade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More info on that here (Halifax Herald)
  • I wonder if pal Sidney Crosby will be there? I’m sure Nathan MacKinnon will want Sid over to his big party at his house, at least.
  • A good transcription of J.T. Miller on Jon Scott’s podcast, “…every time somebody says something, 99% of that is not real. It’s a rumor mill, and when you play in Vancouver, it’s non-stop. I was traded to the Penguins 20 times this summer.”
  • Calgary Hockey Now: Milan Lucic is trending on social media. Is he on the NHL trade block, are the Calgary Flames done?
  • Hall of Fame columnist Dave Molinari says broadcaster Mike Lange might be the second-most important person in Pittsburgh Penguins’ history.
  • Team USA is 2-0 so far in the World Junior tourney. But Avalanche prospect, Sean Behrens from DU, has yet to play for the Americans.
  • I was at the 57th birthday of my childhood friend, Chris, last night at his place. A good time had by all. Not so much for me, though, when I lost my balance trying to walk off the air mattress I was slumbering on and promptly descended to the floor with a loud thud with my 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame, waking everybody up, including alarmed barks of the assembled dogs on hand. I know have a very sore backside.
  • Vancouver:  JT Miler wants to stay in Vancouver, but he has accepted that a trade could happen. He told a podcast he has grown weary of the trade rumors.
  • What’s new on Nazem Kadri? Everybody keeps saying a deal with the Islanders is done, but as hockey colleague Kevin Kurz points out, nothing at all has been filed with the league, at least when it comes to contracts. So, we wait on still.
  • I’m told that Sam Girard’s playoff injury, the broken sternum, has fully healed.
  • A good response to a recent 20% off subscription sale. So, I’ll offer it here again: Want a $24.99 full-year price on a Colorado Hockey Now subscription, instead of $29.99? Use the promo code word 5off in the checkout box here to get the deal (checkout box)
  • Fantasy corner: the top rookies to target for the coming season (Hockey News)

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