Good morning. My name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Thursday, August 17, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.
Patrick Marleau, an Islander?:
Patrick Marleau will undoubtedly be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame after a 21-year career in the NHL that began when he was selected second overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 draft. But did you know he was nearly a member of the New York Islanders?
According to former Islanders assistant general manager Mike Santos, the Isles were highly interested in making a trade for Marleau.
Jeff Petry Back Home in Detroit:
Jeff Petry is back to his roots after officially being introduced as a member of the Detroit Red Wings yesterday.
Bruins Unveil Plans for Centennial Season:
The Boston Bruins are celebrating their 100th season in 2024 and have big plans for the year-long celebration.
More From National Hockey Now:
Pittsburgh: The Penguins have been linked to free agent forward Tomas Tatar but need to make some room to get him.
Florida: Matthew Tkachuk may not have been put on the cover of NHL 24, but he’s still one of the league’s brightest stars.
Montreal: The Canadiens are in an interesting salary cap situation and have a few ways they can make the most of it.
Nashville: Revisiting the five worst draft classes of former Preds’ GM David Poile’s career.