There is a lot of reading today as drama exploded in Ottawa, the Predators GM David Poile stomped on P.K. Subban trade rumors and Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson appears to be headed towards free agency.
First, a quick announcement: Pittsburgh Hockey Now is covering the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. We will have player profiles, videos, and hopefully breaking news. It is hard to imagine Penguins GM Jim Rutherford not acquiring more picks. Last year, we pieced together the Penguins were talking to St. Louis and we’ll be on the scene again this year. Some of the content will be PHN Extra due to the great expense of covering the event. An annual subscription is only $27.99.
–In Ottawa, forward Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend accused of harassment. First the story from CBS News. Then the Ottawa Sun followed clues regarding when and how things went so wrong: Ottawa Sun-Family Feud.
–Predators GM David Poile said a Subban trade is “Not happening.” LeBrun: Predators GM David Poile makes it very clear P.K. Subban will not be traded (Subscription required).
–John Carlson would like to stay with the Capitals but, “There is more to it than that.” Sportsnet.
–The Washington Post hopes the Capitals pay Carlson. WaPo.
–Pittsburgh Hockey Now is looking at the potential picks for the Penguins. They’ve previewed two candidates: Jordan Harris and Slava Demin. (Subscription Required). PHN Extra
–The Oilers and Milan Lucic are about done with each other but Lucic has an albatross contract. Lyle Richardson’s Rumour Roundup on Yahoo.ca.
–Jared Clinton of The Hockey News looked at a handful of big-name veterans who will have trouble getting work next season. The Hockey News
–Barry Trotz and the Capitals have begun contract negotiations. Cha-Ching! NHL.com
–NHL Official Garret Rank will also play golf in the U.S. Open. Would a hockey referee call a penalty on himself in the final round? NHL.com