Dater’s Daily: Nordiques Jerseys That Never Were; Villain Tom Wilson Returning
I am at home today with my little guy who is a little under the weather the last few days. He is getting better for sure, but the last few days have been rough for all three of us. My wife is a saint because she came home from work and took care of the little guy while I was at the game on Wednesday. She even came home early yesterday so I could make it to practice. Sorry, I just wanted to give props to her helping so much!!!!! Anyways, Tom Wilson is close to returning to the Caps and so much more, including the Nordiques jerseys that never were!
- Colorado Hockey Now: Nichushkin and Helm may return to the Avalanche tonight.
- Here is a great little thread about the jersey that never was:
The wolf that never was. 🐺
Before their departure to Colorado in 1995, the Québec Nordiques created a last ditch rebrand & decided to walk away from the iconic “N” shaped igloo.
CEO Aubut was looking for ways to increase interest as the team was losing $10-12 Million a year.🧵 pic.twitter.com/95Z2KaIIwV
— Hockey Of Tomorrow (@HockeyTomorrow) December 9, 2022
National Hockey How
- Washington Hockey Now: Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom were seen on the ice this morning after knee surgery and hip surgery, respectively.
- Montreal Hockey Now: Josh Anderson continues to be a name that is dropped in trade talks.
- Calgary Hockey Now: Jonny Gaudreau is playing his former team for the first time.
- LA Hockey Now: Our new man in LA had a bit of a critique in the postgame after the Maple Leafs boat raced the LA Kings, 5-0.
- Detroit Hockey Now: Jonatan Berggren’s Strong Start Foreshadows a Longer Stay With Red Wings.
Around The League
- NHL: Kraken loan Shane Wright to the World Junior Championship
- TSN: Sabres’ Tage Thompson’s five-goal outing showcases sizeable ability.
- The Hockey Writers: The Canadiens shouldn’t let Juraj Slafkovsky attend 2023 WJC.