Is it Friday? It’s Friday.
- Andrew Ladd took a turn with NHL Tonight to talk about things like giant fish and next season. [NHL video]
- Seeing Clavin de Haan re-signed makes Stan Fischler happy, and reminds him of the long road from draft day 2009. [MSG]
- Ex-Islanders and ex-many-team NHLer Brent Sopel holds a clinic for dyslexic children. [NHL]
- New Isles assistant coach Kelly Buchberger was among the crew reminiscing at a Glen Sather golf tournament that raised $425,000 for
the ‘90s-era Oilers ’ small-market money problemscharity. [RM Outlook]
- Bridgeport police will play a scholarship fundraiser to benefit an officer’s daughter who lost her mom. Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson will coach the police. [CT Post]
- The Bruins hope adding longtime Islanders goalie coach Mike Dunham as goalie development coach will help things. [CBS Boston]
Uh-oh, don’t tell the Penguins fans but Vegas’s Vadim Shipachev expects to wear #87...
Oh boy. I hope he got proper authorization from the Penguins Fan Department of Uniform Numbers and Adornments or he'll be in big trouble. https://t.co/DoLOEwsALS— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) August 3, 2017
Excuse me. I meant the Penguins Fan Department of Uniform Numbers and Clothing Enhancements (or D.U.N.C.E. for short).— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) August 3, 2017
- Jack Eichel and the Sabres appear headed toward an eight-year deal. The conclusion of which will surely lead everyone to wonder whether he wants to stay in Buffalo. [Die by the Blade]
- Brutal: Promising young Coyotes blueliner Jakob Chychrun is out with knee surgery. [FFH]
- Longtime Senator and Predator Mike Fisher retires after 17 seasons, thanks Nashville. [NHL | Tennesseean]
- Flames GM Brad Treliving hired his old boss from the Coyotes, Don Maloney. [Flames]
- Olympic drug watchdog and IOC member Dick Pound thinks the NHL is wrong to skip the 2018 Olympics. [Sportsnet]