Jaromir Jagr is the gift which keeps on giving. The living legend is finally realizing that hamstrings which are 46-years-old don’t function like they did in 1991. Still, is there anyone who doesn’t want to see Jagr on the ice, in Europe or the NHL, next season? Also in the links, the Minnesota Wild inked Matt Dumba to big money, and Artemi Panarin is breaking up with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they’re still writing love letters…
First, Jaromir Jagr. The Hockey Hall-of-Fame should waive the waiting period for the NHL’s third all-time leading scorer. But it looks like his NHL days are done (NHL.com).
The Minnesota Wild paid Matt Dumba. PAID. But was it a good deal? James O’Brien of NBC Sports weighs in (NBC).
Artemi Panarin has set a September 13th deadline for the Columbus Blue Jackets (The Athletic).
The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Jacob Trouba engaged in a marathon arbitration hearing. That’s not a good way to foster team-player relations. Someday, someone will explain why the player has to be involved in the process. Teams can tell the player–later–that’s not what they really think, but geez, the negative stuff has to bruise the ego, eh? (Sportsnet).
Here’s a greater rundown of the coming arbitration cases from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News (The Hockey News).
A daily spot of analytics from Travis Yost of TSN. Should home teams counter attack? (TSN).
Mike Hoffman’s fiancee, who is accused of cyber-bullying Erik Karlsson’s wife and family, wants to see the evidence (Ottawa Sun).
The Vegas Golden Knights have resolved their trademark dispute with the U.S. Army (USA Today).
Seriously, how do you not love P.K. Subban? Check out his dance moves at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards (NHL.com)