Happy Tuesday. I come barring great news. No, still not New York Islanders-related, but there is hockey on today as the 2022 World Junior Championships kick-off in Edmonton, Alberta.
The New York Islanders have four prospects playing in the tournament in William Dufour, who will suit up for Canada, while Aatu Räty, Eetu Liukas, and Matias Rajaniemi will all be playing for Finland.
The Finnish prospects are in action tonight at 6 PM, the second of two games on the schedule for today:
Czechia vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m. ET
Latvia vs. Finland, 6 p.m. ET
United States vs. Germany 10 p.m. ET
You can catch all games on NHL Network.
Now that you are amped up to watch hockey, let’s get to the stories for the day.
NYI Hockey Now: Per a league source, the New York Islanders are not having any luck moving Josh Bailey ($5 million) and now Anthony Beauvillier ($4.15 M) is being shopped as a Plan B to clear salary cap space for a pending Nazem Kadri signing. Here’s everything we have heard on the matter.
NYI Hockey Now: If the New York Islanders bring Nazem Kadri aboard, someone must move off the island. If it’s centerman Jean-Gabriel Pageau, did the Islanders improve?
NYI Hockey Now: “I think it’s going to put him in a situation to have more breakaways, more odd-man situations.” I chatted with Coach Jon Goyens, who gave great insight as to why Mathew Barzal could benefit from a movement to the wing.
Boston Hockey Now: It was considered something of a fait accompli for the entire summer, but Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron has finally agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million for the 2022-23 season along with another $2.5 million in performance bonuses as well. So in essence it’s a $5 million contract for Bergeron with a $1 million signing bonus and a $1.5 million bonus when he hits 10 games played for next season.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: With Patrice Bergeron signing a one-year, $2.5 million deal ($2.5 M in incentives) to return to the Boston Bruins, does it cast a bad light on Evgeni Malkin’s contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Philly Hockey Now: Lisa Feigenbaum has been thrown into a difficult situation — trying to get Philadelphia Flyers fans to watch a team coming off the second-worst season in franchise history — but she is undaunted by her task. Having spent eight years (2012-20) with the NBA’s lowly Sacramento Kings prepared her for her new job as senior vice president of ticketing for the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals newly acquired netminder Darcy Kuemper has a willingness to battle for his teammates. And one instance of that came back in 2019, when he took on no other than Matthew Tkachuk. Let’s take a look back at that incident,
Montreal Hockey Now: Are you ready for some summer hockey featuring five Montreal Canadiens prospects? The 2022 World Junior Championships resume Tuesday in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta after being put on hiatus thanks to a tournament-wide COVID outbreak in December.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed Nicolas Roy. The extension runs for five years at $3 million AAV. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by general manager Kelly McCrimmon. Roy’s extension, along with Friday’s signing of Keegan Kolesar, leaves the Golden Knights with roughly $2 million remaining in salary cap space.
San Jose Hockey Now: Is it for real this time? Two off-seasons ago, San Jose Sharks fans were led astray by Howard Berger’s claim that the Sharks were reviving this California Golden Seals’ look for the 2020-21 season. But now it seems to be coming to fruition.
Vancouver Hockey Now: Despite scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks in 2011, Canucks fans can’t hate Patrice Bergeron. Rob Simpson shares an old interview of him interviewing a 21-year-old Bergeron and explains how Bergeron is a player every kid should look up to.
The New York Rangers are apparently naming Jacob Trouba captain. There’s a lot of complaints on social media regarding the decision after the season Chris Kreider had as well as his tenure with the organization. But the captain does not have to be the best player on the ice and the fans do not get to see players away from the rink. Also, this decision was voted on by the players.
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