Evan’s Daily: Patrick Roy to The New York Rangers? The Weeknd Now After Senators
An underachieving NHL playoff team has already made a move behind the bench. On Saturday, the New York Rangers and Gerard Gallant agreed to mutually part ways. So who is their next coach? Kevin Weekes hinted it might be a former Avalanche legend…
The Ottawa Senators are a popular commodity right now, and another celebrity has thrown their hat into the ring to become part owner.
And in Colorado, we took a look at Logan O’Connor’s season.
All that and more in Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
We took a look back at Logan O’Connor‘s season. The scoring draught’s are frustrating, but this season, he was placed in a role above where he should normally be playing. That’s what injuries and depth problems will do.
Looking ahead to Sunday at CHN, we’ll take a look back at the moves the Avalanche made at the NHL trade deadline. We graded them at the deadline, but do they look better or worse now?
Around the NHL
Ever since he abruptly quit on the Avalanche in 2016, Patrick Roy has not really been pursued in the majority of NHL coaching hunts. It’s believed he interviewed for the Montreal job a while back, but nothing else.
So it was a bit of a surprise on Saturday when Kevin Weekes hinted that maybe Patrick Roy could be the next head coach of the New York Rangers. Former Avalanche forward Chris Drury is their general manager, so it’s not impossible, but still a surprise.
The NHL could use the chaos Roy brings to the game.
NYC @NYRangers ?@espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/dTgJvUiwKK
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) May 6, 2023
First, it was Ryan Reynolds. Then, it was Snoop Dogg. Now? It’s The Weeknd. The Canadian music star has be a partner in a bid by a couple of Toronto billionaires to own the Ottawa Senators.
It sure seems like the Senators will have a celebrity owner. I think that’s a great thing. Whether or not the NHL has any idea how to market that is another question.
Who had this headline on the bingo card when the #Sens went up for sale? pic.twitter.com/QNBCMcBVPi
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 7, 2023
The Edmonton Oilers tied their series up with the Vegas Golden Knights, and Leon Draisaitl looks unstoppable at the moment.
Jesus! Draisaitl has 13. NHL playoff record is 19 (Reggie Leach)
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 6, 2023
That record may be in danger.
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