It appears Cody Eakin is about to be reunited with George McPhee. Then the general manager of the Washington Capitals, McPhee selected Eakin in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. On Wednesday, reports emerged that Eakin is heading to Las Vegas, taken in the expansion draft by McPhee, now GM of the Golden Knights and perhaps right now the most powerful person in the league.
The NHL on Thursday released its 2017-18 schedule and as reported Wednesday, the Flyers open the season in San Jose on Oct. 4 as part of a four-game road trip that includes games in Los Angeles, Anaheim and concludes in Nashville on Oct. 10. The Flyers will host the Islanders on Black Friday. Flyers fans will have to wait a while for their first taste of the Vegas Golden Knights.
The NHL Awards aren’t exactly known for their blinding star power when it comes to presenters. Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne, 65, was paired with U.S. gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman, 23, who is a huge Boston Bruins fan.