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.
Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. They aren't exactly sure what they are going to do without him. Hossa plans to sit out next season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin disorder, and it's unclear if he will be able to play again. The decision creates all sorts of questions for the Blackhawks, ranging from how they might go about replacing the rugged forward to what they might do with any cap space created by his absence. "Everybody's got a different style, so we don't want to say we're going to go look for a Marian Hossa," coach Joel Quenneville said Thursday ahead of this weekend's NHL draft. "I think that