Team executives are taking their final vacations before the start of the 2019-20 season grind, so the news has been a little slow. Pittsburgh Hockey Now did get a little nugget from a source about the Pittsburgh Penguins current thinking regarding Alex Galchenyuk and his place in the lineup. The New York Islanders have not exactly received red carpet treatment from New York politicians over the last decade, but their new home is finally approved. Really, finally. And Nick Foligno doesn’t understand why everyone bolted Columbus.
The Penguins lines may not be what you expect, at least to begin camp. The Penguins coaches are toying with putting Alex Galchenyuk with Sidney Crosby, not Evgeni Malkin. Here’s what the lines could look like if that comes to be (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The New York Islanders are getting a billion-dollar home. Holy fish sticks! Will anyone miss the empty corner and new car display? I didn’t think so. (CBS Sports)
Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno stopped short of putting the boots to Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Duchene. But he isn’t happy about the mass exodus either (TSN)
Check out this oops, courtesy of Robin Lehner’s Masterton Trophy:
You had one job…🤔 pic.twitter.com/fmzYQWKuFf
— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) August 10, 2019
If you make the trip across the border this summer, Calvin de Haan’s new brewery is getting good reviews (NHLPA)
PHN has a cool story coming in the next couple of days (hopefully). We’re working with Barstool sports on a story about Sidney Crosby, golf, and Paul Bisonette’s damages to Crosby’s credit card for a night on the town.