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
Last season, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators went through the always nasty salary arbitration process. Hoffman, 26, will stay with the Senators for the next four years on a contract worth $20.75-million. First reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Hoffman will earn $3.8-million for during the 2016-17 season.