Evan’s Daily: Kadri Gets a Big Ovation, Vegas After Timo Meier
Nazem Kadri returned to Colorado for the first time since leaving as a free agent, and the fans showed him a lot of love. His tribute on the Jumbotron led to a standing ovation, and appeared to get Kadri emotional.
In San Jose, word came out early Saturday that trade talks for Timo Meier were really heating up. Later in the day, Sheng with SJHN heard that it’s the Vegas Golden Knights that are really pushing for Meier before the NHL trade deadline.
All that and more in this Sunday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Check out the video from inside the arena for Nazem Kadri‘s tribute.
I spoke to someone with knowledge of the situation and player, and found out there’s a good chance Nikolai Kovalenko will cross the pond when his contract in Russia is up.
The Avalanche made a move, acquiring veteran goaltender Keith Kinkaid from Boston.
On the ice, the Avalanche won their fifth straight game, this time defeating the Calgary Flames.
In the locker room, Denis Malgin was all smiles describing one of the best goals of his career.
Alexandar Georgiev continues to be stellar in net for the Avalanche, and was great against the Flames.
NHL Trade Rumors
Timo Meier appears at peace with the idea of getting traded. New Jersey has long been the team rumored to covet him, but on Saturday, Sheng learned that Vegas is really pushing for him. The problem for Sharks fans is that Vegas really doesn’t have much left in their system in terms of high end prospects.
On Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman provided more updates on some trade rumors around the league. He had more info on what’s going on with Patrick Kane, as well as the Nashville Predators being open for business.