Gordie Howe's ashes will be interred in a statue at the Saskatoon arena. A Saskatoon official said Wednesday that the city has received permission from the province to inter the cremated remains of Howe and his wife, Colleen, at the base of a statue that honors him. Howe was born in Floral, but his family moved nine days later to Saskatoon, where he grew up before embarking on a record-setting hockey career.
After the best regular season in franchise history, the Washington Capitals almost lost two assistant coaches to other NHL teams. Todd Reirden was a finalist for the Calgary Flames' head coaching job and Lane Lambert for the Colorado Avalanche's. The Flames hired Glen Gulutzan in June, and then after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy the Avalanche hired Jared Bednar last week. Trotz was selfishly glad to still have Reirden and Lambert on the bench, especially considering the Capitals have most of their players back and are again a Cup favorite.
The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. Next,'' general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the ''C'' for Canada was a no-doubter given his track record of scoring the winning goal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, serving as captain for the undefeated, gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Games and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to two Stanley Cups.