At this point in the negotiations between David Pastrnak and the Bruins, it should be painstakingly clear that there will be no easy option for the Black and Gold. Months ago, the Bruins and Pastrnak’s camp discussed a deal in the neighborhood of six years and $36 million, as first reported by CSN New England, but that ship sailed when Connor McDavid, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ryan Johansen and Leon Draisaitl all signed massive contracts as young, restricted free agents in a summer where elite young players saw their market go way, way up. MORE ON PASTRNAK Haggerty: Draisaitl deal means Pastrnak about to get paid Felger: Bruins are in an impossible spot with Pastrnak So, the Bruins will need to step
The NHL's expansion into the Nevada desert is leaving an impression in the Chicago suburbs. The newest NHL franchise in Las Vegas won't bring slot machines or triple-digit temperatures to Rosemont, but the Vegas Golden Knights have reached an agreement to have the Chicago Wolves serve as their first American Hockey League affiliate. The five-year deal came after the Wolves' four-year partnership with the St. Louis Blues concluded following the 2016-17 season. "They offered exactly what we were looking for in a partner," Wolves president of business operations Mike Gordon said. "It has always been about the name on the front of the jersey for us as an organization, and their vision aligns perfectly
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that Bill Peters is a pretty good hockey coach. In his three years behind the Carolina Hurricanes’ bench his teams have always played hard, they have been competitive, they have seen great growth from their young core of players during their rebuild, and they have consistently been one of the top possession teams in the league. There hasn’t been one in Carolina since the 2008-09 season as three different coaches have been unable to reach the playoffs during that stretch.