The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in 81 games played. Jarnkrok held a plus-51.83 score and venue adjusted 5-on-5 CF% and had a minus-1.04 5-on-5 score and venue adjusted CF% Rel.
Trevor Linden didn’t mention Evander Kane by name, because, well, you know… But the Vancouver Canucks’ president of hockey operations sure didn’t close the door on acquiring a player with Kane’s type of history. You can listen to the audio of Linden’s interview with TSN 1040 here. (The Kane discussion starts at around the 3:10 mark.) The main takeaway is that Linden refused to say that a player with a history of getting into trouble with the police would absolutely not be welcome on the Canucks. “I think with any situation, they’re all unique to themselves,” Linden said, before warning against the temptation to jump to conclusions prior to knowing all the facts. “Ultimately we’d prefer not to