–Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had his day with the Stanley Cup, and he decided to bring it to a children’s hospital in the Montreal area. —Jordan Eberle may not be a member of the Edmonton Oilers anymore, but that didn’t stop him from having a good time at his wedding with some of his old teammates. Country music star Brett Kissel also made an appearance during Eberle’s big night.
Ilya Kovalchuk will not be returning to the NHL this year but that hasn’t stopped the Russian star from making a splash during the offseason. It is believed the former Devil wanted to return to North America but with New Jersey holding his rights and a trade not materializing, the 34-year-old will return to SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL for one more season. This weekend, he went fishing to kick off Shark Week and didn’t disappoint, catching a substantially-sized hammerhead shark.
The figures and briefs are in for the Bruins and Ryan Spooner for their arbitration hearing Wednesday, but both sides are still hoping that a deal can be reached prior to it. The Bruins have submitted a one-year contract offer for $2 million. Spooner’s camp countered with $3.85 million, creating a sizeable gap of almost $2 million between the two. Spooner, 25, has averaged 12 goals and 44 points the past two seasons with the B’s, including 35 power-play points while working the half-wall for a Boston PP that’s been ranked seventh overall two seasons in a row. MORE BRUINS What's left out there in free agency for Bruins? Haggerty: Touting Bruins' defense as "strength" of the team is a tad premature