The points race is becoming a nail-biter.
Nashville Predators News
Breakdown: Nashville Predators Sign Defender Marc Del Gaizo – On the Forecheck
Eric breaks down d-man prospect Marc Del Gaizo’s signing here.
Around the League
NHL, Turner Sports reach deal for games on TNT, TBS
This “B package” for NHL games is INSANE.
Ovechkin injury not expected to be issue for Capitals in playoffs
Listen to Peter Laviolette! (I mean, why would he lie about Alex Ovechkin?)
NHL has whole package with Turner, ESPN media rights deals | NHL.com
More analysis about the media packages for next season and beyond.
Former NHL goalie Brathwaite suits up as backup for AHL Silver Knights
I’m not sure if this ever circulated here at OTF, so here’s an EBUG story in the AHL. Brathwaite wore his old Thrashers bucket.
Why Connor McDavid is in league of his own with career-best season
Connor McDavid remains in a League of his own.
31 Thoughts: What the Turner Sports TV deal means for the NHL
TV deals, the Canadian division, the draft, and the points race. Here’s this week’s 31 Thoughts.
NHL preparing to adjust Stanley Cup playoffs if needed
I maintain that health should be the first priority here.
Jets forced to regroup on multiple fronts during late-season meltdown
About the only thing that’s stable for the Winnipeg Jets is goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.
Insider Trading: Draft lottery set for June 2 – TSN.ca
The NHL Draft Lottery has been set for June 2nd.
Boston Bruins’ Bruce Cassidy on scratching Jake DeBrusk: ‘You need to help this team win’ – TSN.ca
Once involved in trade deadline conversation, Jake DeBrusk was benched last night.
Charismatic and confident, Nick Foligno makes immediate impact on Toronto Maple Leafs – TSN.ca
Nick Foligno certainly has impacted the Leafs in his short window of time north of the border.
New NHL TV Deal Could be Dynamite – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Gary Bettman said “They do a great job covering their other major properties. They put a fun and innovative factor into all of what they do and we’re excited to have that treatment for our sport and our fans.”
U-18 World Championship Roundup: Opening Day Begins With USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech In Front – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Catch up on IIHF Under-18 action here.
An Obscure Name has Entered the Hart Trophy Race. Heard of Him? – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Crosby has indeed carried the Penguins in this weird, injury-riddled season.
Outlining the Scenarios Where Toronto Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen can Play in Games Before the Playoffs – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Since there’s probably not Leafs fans reading our links, I’ll say this: it’ll be super sus if Frederick Andersen suddenly returns RIGHT BEFORE the playoffs in peak form.
Top 15 Players to Watch at the Under-18 World Championship – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Keep your eye on these guys. A few of them could be big names in the upcoming 2021 and 2022 (and even 2023) drafts.