Greg Wyshynski

  • What’s Jaden Schwartz waiting to hear from Blues?

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy15 hrs ago

    One of my favorite moments when we interviewed NHL No. 1 draft pick Aaron Ekblad on “Marek Vs. Wyshynski” was when he admitted that CapGeek.com was the hockey site he frequented the most. Hey, players are just like us: Curious about other contracts and their team’s own cap situation. 

    So one wonders if Jaden Schwartz’s Internet is down.

    Cap Geek tells us that the St. Louis Blues have $2.783 million in cap space, with 23 players currently under contract, 21 of them on one-way deals. It tells us that Schwartz is a restricted free agent who doesn’t have enough games to his credit to be eligible for an offer sheet. It tells that that Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who has similar numbers in a similar amount of games played, is making $1.15 million against the cap.

    It also tells us that the Blues have roughly 10 players due for new contracts in Summer 2015, among them goalie Jake Allen and forward Vladamir Tarasenko, who will be directly affected by whatever the Blues give Schwartz.

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  • Every hockey bench-clearing brawl should have British announcers (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy3 days ago

    There have been more than a few line brawls featured here on Puck Daddy, of varying degrees of violence and intensity. Something that’s become clear over the years is that the announcer’s performance can turn a mundane clip into something classic. 

    (Case in point: THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR RUNNING KEN CARROLL!!!!”)

    Via reader Anthony Russell, here’s a recent bench clearance brawl between English Premiere Ice Hockey League 2nd Tier teams theBasingstoke Bison and Peterborough Phantoms that features a delightful chap from the U.K. narrating the highlights; and after hearing it, his voice is all we ever want to hear talking about a line brawl.

    “[The goalie] wants more than words, creating a nice little mel-aye …” BRILLIANT!

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