The chaos in Winnipeg will come to a head, sooner or later. There have been rampant rumors that star winger Patrik Laine wants out and his agents confirmed it would be best for both parties. Now, center Jack Roslovic has gone public that he wants out. The NHL trade rumors should be hot for him, too. Also in the daily links, Jonathan Toews is out indefinitely with a serious illness and Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan offered few clues to his lineup.
Sullivan didn’t offer many specifics, but it sounds like the Penguins bench boss has made some decisions (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
These are the five biggest decisions Sullivan and the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is consulting with doctors trying to understand his undisclosed illness, which has left him feeling drained and fatigued. He is out indefinitely (NHL.com)
Cue the NHL trade rumors. Winnipeg Jets center Jack Roslovic want OUT. NOW. He will miss the start of camp while he awaits his new home (Winnipeg Free Press)
The remaining free agents are looking for homes and the Boston Bruins seem to be the epicenter. Zdeno Chara, Sami Vatanen, and Karl Alzner are the big names, but who will wind up in Boston (Boston Hockey Now)
New Jersey Devils Nico Hischier will miss the start of the camp with an injury he suffered in Europe (Sportsnet)
If you’re into the personal scene (I’m not), P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vaughn broke off their engagement (Sportsnet)
Look for the follow-up story in People Magazine next week. And the expose in the National Enquirer soon. Too bad, they actually looked happy.
David Alter’s coverage of Team Canada continues…and so did Team Canada’s beatdown of everyone else. LA Kings top pick (2nd overall) lead Canada to another blowout win, this time over the Swiss (TSN)
The same Czech team that beat the Russians became roadkill against Team USA (TSN)
Colorado Avalanche may be the most talented team in the NHL. Coach Jared Bednar felt last season left a bad taste…look out (Colorado Hockey Now)
New York Islanders goalie is the odds on favorite to win the Calder Trophy (NYI Hockey Now)
Scott Darling is back. He signed a PTO with Florida (Florida Hockey Now)