Looks Like Bill Guerin Will Be The New GM For The Minnesota Wild
BREAKING: #mnwild have finally found a high-scoring right-shot forward Sources say #penguins asst GM Bill Guerin will be named the fourth full-time GM in Wild history STORY>https://t.co/FEIB7biDNk — Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) August 21, 2019
A Six-Year Deal For Colin White In Ottawa
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract. "We've identified Colin as one of our core young players who will help drive our team's success in both the short and long term," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "Colin plays the 200-foot game that is so coveted in today's NHL. He can skate, play on both special teams and is a character player and leader who loves hockey and this city. While he is coming off a season where he finished among rookie leaders in many categories, we also know he is just scratching the surface of his potential in this league. We're very happy that Colin will be a Senator for the next six years." In his first full NHL season, White scored 14 goals and added 27 assists for 41 points in only 71 games. His 41 points were fifth among all NHL rookies, while his 27 assists were third and his 14 goals ranked seventh. He became only the eighth Ottawa Senator in team history to score 40 or more points in his rookie season. via Sens Communications tweet, Colin White’s six-year contract with the #Sens breaks down as follows: $4M in 2019-10, $4M in 2020-21, $4.75M in 2021-22, $4.75 in 2022-23, $4.75M in 2023-24 and $6.25M in 2024-25.
Video- These Teams Had The Best Off-Season
via TSN's YouTube page, OverDrive guest hosts Gord Miller and Mike Johnson rank the top 5 NHL teams they believe had the most productive off-season.
Season Outlook For Jonathan Ericsson
from Ansar Khan of Mlive, 2019-20 outlook: Ericsson was plagued by injuries at the start and end of the season and struggled with consistency once again. After a good start in the 2017-18 season, he has posted a minus-23 rating in his past 95 games. Ericsson was a healthy scratch for back-to-back games on a couple of occasions, for the first time in his career. He’ll likely start the season alongside Trevor Daley as the third pairing (depending on the unit’s health), but unlike past seasons, Ericsson won’t have a guaranteed spot in the lineup. It’ll depend on his performance. Defense continues to be the weak spot on this team, but coach Jeff Blashill will have other options for the third pairing (Danny DeKeyser, Mike Green, Patrik Nemeth and Filip Hronek are projected as the top four) – including Madison Bowey or Oliwer Kaski. Dennis Cholowski, who started strong last season before fading and being sent to Grand Rapids, also will be competing for a spot. Ericsson is among the veteran defensemen the Red Wings will try to move at the trade deadline (along with Green and Daley, but he’ll need to be healthy and playing reasonably well to draw interest for a draft pick. more
Video- Season Preview For The Ottawa Senators
from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com, The Ottawa Senators will have a much different look when they open the NHL season at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 2, both behind the bench and on the ice. Former Maple Leafs assistant D.J. Smith was hired as Senators coach May 23. He specializes in developing young players and teaching defensive responsibilities, two of the mandates set by general manager Pierre Dorion in an attempt to improve Ottawa. "We're excited about the turnover on our roster," Dorion said. "Not just the young players but the veterans. It's a significant difference, and we're trying to do this the proper way, adding quality, character core guys. Their mentorship can be valuable for our team success moving forward. "We feel D.J.'s the man who can teach our kids and mix in some of the older guys -- the perfect mix for our rebuild." continued Below, watch the preview on the Sens.
Justin Abdelkader On The Past And Upcoming Season
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, Spend a few minutes with Justin Abdelkader and you sense he is approaching this season with urgency. It’s understandable, given the way the NHL is these days. Abdelkader is 32 and entering his 11th season, which in today’s NHL can be dinosaur territory. Abdelkader is also coming off a season in which he scored a career-low six goals, and equaled a career-low with 19 points. There is an urgency to rebound, to show he is still an effective NHL player. “It was frustrating, just frustrating for sure,” Abdelkader said Tuesday after completing the second day of the Spartan Pro Camp at Munn Ice Arena. “In this league there are nights you can go out and feel good about how you played and you’ve had (offensive) chances, but if you’re not contributing offensively and you don’t have those points and continue to look and have zeroes on the scorecard that build up … your confidence can take a hit.” continued
Russ Conway Passes Away At Age 70
from Bill Burt of the Eagle Tribune, Former Eagle-Tribune executive sports editor and hockey writer Russ Conway has passed away. Conway, 70, was renowned in many circles for his coverage of professional hockey and auto racing. He guided The Eagle-Tribune sports section for three decades. His death was confirmed by his longtime colleague, friend and attorney, Peter Caruso. Among his many honors, Conway was awarded the prestigious Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for journalists in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999. He not only was noted for his coverage of the sport for his entire career, starting with the Boston Bruins in 1967, he was especially praised for his work to expose corruption in pro hockey at the highest levels. continued
How Proper Sleep Improves Sports Performance
There are two things in life you can’t do without; breathing and sleeping. Unfortunately, most people are sleep deprived. This deprivation has led to many unwarranted occurrences such as accidents resulting from fatigue, different kinds of ailments, and in some extreme cases even death. For athletes, getting enough sleep is extremely important if at all they are to be effective in their sport. To elaborate more on this, here are a few ways that proper sleep improves sports performance:
The Latest On Mitch Marner
Marner could pay the insurance premium and go to Leafs camp without a contract. What a circus that would be. Trade interest will grow as well as the days go by. https://t.co/5IH1f1TELk — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) August 20, 2019