clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Islanders News: Ziggy Palffy memories, NHL still hoping for Jan. 1 start

New, comments

The Pulock contract and cap is discussed, while the NHL plans for New Year’s Day.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Palffy sends puck wide
Palffy and Trefilov
Photo by John Giamundo/Getty Images

The NHL news from the weekend: the league says a Jan. 1 start “remains the objective,” though there is much to be ironed out between negotiating parties and, of course, everything is up in the air. I’ve seen reports of a “home-and-home” schedule and other things, but it’s all speculation at this point.

Until then...

Islanders News

  • Andrew Gross discusses the Ryan Pulock contract and its implications for Mathew Barzal. [Island Ice @ Newsday]
  • Mollie Walker discusses the same as guest of the Hockey Night in NY podcast.
  • Stan Fischler recalls Ziggy Palffy’s scoreless five-game NHL debut, and the potential it foretold. I recall creating him on the EA Sports NHL game and making him an immediate superstar. [Isles]
  • Fun Fact: After returning to Slovakia (must’ve been poisoned by his Penguins experience), Palffy played through age 40. [HockeyDB]
  • Best fan moment of a year that sadly had too few of them:

Elsewhere

  • Every team graded by contact efficiency. [Athletic]
  • Young NHL player agent and freind to many NHL stars, Bayne Pettinger comes out; perhaps the positive reception will pave the way for players. [Athletic]
  • Six teams that might be something or might be nothing, it’s tough to say. [Down Goes Brown @ Athletic]

R.I.P., Alex Trebec.