The rumors were true – Cale Makar is the cover athlete for NHL 24.
What other rumors were true? Jimmy Murphy has been reporting for weeks that David Krejci was headed for retirement, and on Monday, it became official.
All that and more in this Tuesday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
It’s been nearly two decades since an Avalanche player was on the cover of an NHL video game, but it will be happening again this year, as Cale Makar was announced as the cover athlete for NHL 24.
I went in with an open mind, and I came away more impressed than I thought I would be. Miles Wood is pure chaos, and I think I like it. (+)
On Tuesday, we’ll take a look at some other names from the past with the Avalanche and where they’re playing now.
Around The NHL
Everyone kind of knew it was coming, but David Krejci made it official, retiring from the NHL after 16 seasons. With both Krejci and Patrice Bergeron retiring, the Bruins are in a world of hurt at center right now. Will they try to make a move before the season starts?
Tragic news out of Toronto, as former first round pick Rodion Amirov passed away at the age of 21. Two years ago, the talented young forward was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he wasn’t really able to play since then. Just terrible to lose someone at such a young age who had a bright future ahead of them.
Here’s a lovely tribute to him from his agent, Dan Milstein.
It is we great sadness that we announce the passing of Rodion Amirov. Two years ago, Rodion was diagnosed with a brain tumour. From the moment he received the news, he refused to speak in the negative, determined to enjoy every day, facing it with the same positive attitude he… pic.twitter.com/ye6TdAjGZc
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) August 14, 2023
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: Why the Penguins should — and shouldn’t — sign Tomas Tatar.
San Jose: Some Sharks players, and their head coach, discuss losing Erik Karlsson.
Montreal: Are the Canadiens open to trading one of their goaltenders?
Los Angeles: Can Phil Danault repeat his career year?
Philadelphia: It sounds like the Flyers might be getting Ivan Fedotov after all.