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 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.
LAS VEGAS – On the ice and in the locker room, the Blackhawks will be feeling the loss of Marian Hossa. But what does it mean for them on the business side? Hossa will miss the 2017-18 season due to severe side effects from medication he’s been taking to treat a skin disorder. Hossa has four years remaining on his current contract, with a $5.275 million cap hit per season. Earlier this week, the NHL announced that the salary cap will be $75 million for the 2017-18 season. If the Blackhawks spend up to that $75 million mark, they could utilize Hossa’s entire $5.275 million cap hit on other players. According to CapFriendly — by the way, the website’s FAQs on the LTIR is handy — the Blackhawks