We are truly living in a new age. Protests across the United States of America became protests and demonstrations across the world. Make no mistake, racism lives in other countries, too. The recent peaceful marches have made a dent in John Tortorella, who was strongly opposed to kneeling during the national anthem. Also in today’s links, Sportsnet dives inside the numbers to answer–Should the Pittsburgh Penguins fear Carey Price?
And some trade rumor or trade squashing stuff, too.
First, it seems the NHL is focusing on hub cities. Sources told PHN there is a growing buzz about Pittsburgh getting the games (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice again on Wednesday. The Penguins released video of the workouts. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
And–We like Emil Larmi. When you get to know him, if he makes it all the way to Pittsburgh, you will, too. He was stuck at Finnish airport on Wednesday. Not even a Unicorn horn could save him (PHN)
Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports Las Vegas is the far-and-away front runner to be an NHL hub city in the West (Colorado Hockey Now)
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has been changed by the recent social demonstrations for social change and racial equality. Torts, whose son is an Army Ranger, would no longer object to a player protesting during the National Anthem. Interesting story (TSN)
The Jack Eichel ripples are still going. Eichel has explained he’s quite unhappy after five losing seasons in Buffalo, however, he’s doing his best to tamp down trade talk (The Score)
How much longer will Braden Holtby be a Washington Capital? The Vezina winning, Stanley Cup-winning goalie wants a payday (NBC Sports Washington)
Like the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Boston Bruins are gathered for Phase 2, too. If any team beats the Boston Bruins, it will be a well-earned victory. In Boston, the boys are back in town… (Boston Hockey Now)