From the sound of things, Kyle Okposo‘s presence at “Da Beauty League” was a beautiful sight for Buffalo Sabres teammates, former teammates on the New York Islanders, and friends around the NHL. NHL.com’s Jessi Pierce was at that informal game, which apparently didn’t go well for Okposo’s team. While Pierce noted that Okposo wasn’t comfortable answering questions during his first on-ice action in almost four months, it sounds like the talented winger was looking good on Wednesday night.
The report went on to say that the NHL is facing heavy pressure from stars like Sidney Crosby to attend the 2018 Games, which is likely music to Gary Bettman’s ears since much of this is posturing to make the Olympics a huge CBA negotiation point in a few years. Is there an Alternate Olympic Schedule for the 2017-18 season?
–The Hockey News continues their “2020 Vision” series with the Boston Bruins. –It was five years ago this week that Shea Weber signed that huge offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. If Nashville doesn’t match the offer, there’s probably no P.K. Subban in Smashville, maybe Peter Laviolette keeps his job in Philadelphia, and maybe the Flyers don’t miss the playoffs as often.