–Sportsnet’s Andrew Berkshire takes a deeper look at P.K. Subban‘s contribution to Nashville’s run to the Stanley Cup Final. –The Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs made a couple of trades last offseason. First, the Leafs got Frederik Andersen from the Ducks.
On Wednesday, former Blues coach Ken Hitchcock loaded up his black SUV in St. Louis and was bound for Dallas. “In Tulsa now,” he texted on the 10-hour journey. Six years ago, Hitchcock made a similar trip, navigating his black SUV — a different vehicle, but he likes familiarity — from Columbus to St. Louis. It was on that trip that he called captain David Backes and familiarized himself with the Blues. There was a bit less anxiety this time as the 65-year-old returned to Dallas, where he coached seven seasons and won a Stanley Cup in 1999. “When you go back to a place where you started and had a lot of success, there’s a comfort level,” Hitchcock said. “When I came to St. Louis, I was really
Mike, how great would Dion Phaneuf look next to John Klingberg? I know that's a pipe dream, but who out there -- Stars prospect or FA -- could fill that void? He seems to be the archetype of what the Stars are missing at 1 LD. Heika: He's only 32, so sure, but I think think Ottawa likes him and he has four years left on his contract. We'll see if the expansion draft creates a trade market. Winnipeg can only protect three of Byfuglien, Enstrom, Myers and Trouba, so there could be an opportunity there. Theoretically, what would be the best return we could get for Val? Heika: I just think they are going to keep him. If it becomes clear he doesn't want to play in Dallas, I think you could get something