In a busy week in the NHL, with the trade deadline set, the aborted Vancouver Canucks restarted և Seattle Thunderbirds’ one-year-old striker Patrick Marlowe’s steady rise to Gordy Howe’s 17 all-time NHL games.
On the Canucks, the NHL announced that they had been given two more days of preparation before resuming their COVID-19 exposure mode on Sunday. Canucks winger JT Miller questioned Friday’s resumption reconnaissance after training alone, after a three-week reduction after playing 31 games in 31 days.
As for 41-year-old Marlowe, Saskatchewan’s San Jose Sharks veteran finished second in the league list with Marc Messier, who had to surpass Howe in Vegas on Monday. Marlo, who had 83 goals and 116 assists for the T-Birds in both seasons (going to the Hockey League Finals in 1996-97), took an unusually quiet walk to Howe’s mark.
One of the reasons. Detroit Red Wings legend Hone played an additional 419 games for the Houston Eros և and the New England Whalers in 1973-79, considered by many to be a major professional league. He then returned to the final season of the NHL at the age of 52.
Marlowe will not match those 2,186 combined games. Neither the two teams in the six Messi Stanley Cup Senior Cups, nor the four of Howe’s four against Detroit.
“That’s what I’m after,” Marlon told reporters, who played in the 2016 final against San Jose but never won the trophy. “It’s definitely disappointing that I haven’t won in my career, but it keeps me from trying to win that Stanley Cup over the years.”
Thus, both factors were more likely to keep it quiet. Having scored 566 goals in 23 more seasons, Marlo has had a long career and deserves the kudos he leads.
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Question. @ Rjarnold asked. Now that the dust is off from the trade deadline, which teams do you think are most likely to be on the sidelines due to salary caps or player defense issues?
A: A year ago, it was rumored that top managers were avoiding side deals so that they would not run away from Kraken. But COVID-19 changed the stable: $ 81.5 million salary cap, creating leverage for Kraken GM Ron Francis, even when he never really saw it coming.
“Everyone was thinking about raising their hats,” Francis told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. “So I think when you find yourself in a situation where you have a flat hat, it certainly presents some challenges for the teams that were planning to go up.”
He added. “A lot of teams have really good young players whose contracts are approaching. It’s hard to find money to make sure you pay those guys.”
The obvious contenders are the teams that spun on the knots that were vacating the hat-trick by Monday’s trade deadline. Tampa Bay Lightning comes to mind with the fact that the Stanley Cup-winning core was thinly held by the brilliant grandmaster Jul Julien Brisboe.
Spokane native Tyler John Onson, 30, lags behind the stars but could fit in well with Seattle’s fledgling team. Kraken would have helped the BriseBois with his remaining three contract years for $ 5 million a year, but he would probably have had to sweeten things up in a side deal. The left-hander, 30-year-old Ondrej Palat, is running a similar $ 5.3 million lottery for the next five rounds. The fire could have helped him!
This summer, New Yorkers have a number of young players to sign, including restricted free agents Anthony Biville, Adam Pelech, Ilya Sorokin, and a larger one with unlimited free agent Casey Ciz, just a short distance away. They also have expensive veterans that Kraken could push for, such as 31-year-old striker Osh Bale with $ 5 million left over for three years and 29-year-old defender Nick Lady with $ 5.5 million left for one year. ,
The capitals of Washington also had to work the salary cap magic in the deadline. They have a native of Mount Vernon, TJ Oshie, a fan favorite in DC, still a effective striker at the age of 34, despite 4 owing $ 5.75 million a year on a hat for four years. If the Kaps take the PR hit without defending Oshi, it is only because they desperately need to clean up his salary. And that’s where Francis can push for more incentives, because, whether effective or not, players in the mid-30s are always at risk.
Question. @Caribouwho asked. Are the dividing lines still defined?
A: I’ve been asked a lot lately. Yes, they are, ra Kraken will play in the Pacific Division along with Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Vegas, San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim. Arizona moves to Central.
Previously, there were only seven teams in Central, so this balances all four divisions with eight. All of Canada’s Northern Divisions have been redeployed at once this season, with three regional US divisions due to the closure of the COVID-19 border, but hopefully it will be restored this fall.
Question. @ Goodall_10 asked. Kraken can end up with a very affordable hat area, depending on how the exp project works. Are there any top players (free agents or trades) you see being pushed back into the hat area to be top guys who complement the guys in the ex project?
A: For players like PK Subban, Brent Burns և Phil Kessel, big contracts would generally work best in the expansion project, burning a minimum of $ 48.9 million spent on elections. For the steps taken after the project, unrestricted free agent Taylor Hall remains intriguing, if he revives his career this spring, ոստ Boston will not extend it.
He is only 29 years old, he was the MVP of the championship only three years ago. Of course, Hall will not come cheap, his competitiveness has been questioned. But this is why teams pay scouts to find out ahead of time. If he returns more to the 2018 paper, you will get the upside that expansion teams rarely see right away.
Another unrestricted target for a free agent could be 27-year-old Carolina Hurricane Defender Doug Hamilton. He is likely to order around $ 8 million a year, but his offensive talent on the right-hand side makes him a valued product in the left-leaning league. If the canes do not sign him as expected, he is worth a look.
30-year-old Nashville defender Matthias Echholm did not make a sale by the deadline, Դ GM David Poole has promised not to lose himself in the expansion project. But Poole said he would meet with Eckholm to discuss his future after next season’s $ 5 million T-shirt hit. Which suggests that if Eckholm does not sign for a long time, he can still trade. Kraken may offer a draft of the day’s award for an elite ombudsman.
Kraken is expected to sign Montreal Canadiens reserve goalkeeper Ake Allen in the draft. But free agent Canadiens Centermann, 28-year-old Philip Danolt, would like to complete the project in a valuable position in the future. It has been in a bit of an incomprehensible downturn, which should keep its market value delicious.
Question. @ CelestialMosh asked. Assuming that at some point you will be able to travel for away games, which directions do you expect the most? And which one do you expect the least?
A: Frankly, I expect Canadian cities the most. I have lived in Toronto for eight years and have only returned a few times in recent years. Montreal has been my hometown for 29 years, but both of my parents have died and my brother lives in Vancouver, so I have not returned since June 2019. The last time I was in Edmonton was in 2002. For the Gray Cup, Calgary won the 2000 Gray Cup and Winnipeg won the 1996 CFL.
I’ve never been to North Carolina, Columbus, or San Jose on behalf of the United States. I had a condominium in Glendale, Arizona, right next to where the Coyotes play, but I sold it in the summer of 2016 and never returned. So I look forward to standing at Westgate again.
Places I’ve Been Waiting for Well, I’ve not been to Ottawa, a beautiful capital city, since having a successful job interview with the Toronto Star in 1998. But the senators are playing in the suburbs of Canada, so I hope that Sensei Senior Vice President P. L. Loyello, whom I knew in front of the Florida Marlins in his office days, can guide me to better restaurants.