BUFFALO — The Pittsburgh Penguins prospects had a day against the Boston Bruins prospects on Saturday. Nathan Legare surely got the attention of both the Boston prospects and the Penguins organization. Sidney Crosby opened up to Sportsnet during the NHL media tour about his longevity and having friends around. Will Bo Horvat stick around in Vancouver? The splashy RFA deals going around will affect the Montreal Canadiens and Cole Caufield, and you can get the full prospects game coverage with PHN+.
I’ve never had a good time in Buffalo, ever, including this downtown AirBnB which advertised WiFi and a master suite. It has neither. Please forgive any typos and grammatical errors as I knock out this story in the 12 minutes of WiFi I could steal before it crashes again.
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PHN+: The prospects game wasn’t broadcast — so we did a live blog and analysis. Nathan Legare drew no less than four penalties and was the star attraction for both the viewing public and the Bruins bench. He led the Penguins prospects.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: We had a chance to chat with Legare, and exclusive video, too. He politely declined to share what the Bruins were yelling from the bench, “you can’t say that on camera.” But he was very good — here’s what he, his teammates and coach had to say about the ruckus. Nathan Legare.
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Vancouver Hockey Now: Bo Horvat will re-sign. Yep, mark it down writes our Rob Simpson. That doesn’t mean there won’t be 101 new NHL trade rumors, but he will stay with the Vancouver Canucks.
Montreal Hockey Now: All of these kids getting monster contracts cannot be a good thing for teams trying to rebuild, like the Canadiens. Here’s how — From Tim Stützle and down, it will affect Cole Caufield and the Montreal Canadiens.
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Sportsnet: Sidney Crosby opened up to the boys on the 32 Thoughts podcast about sticking around and having friends around, too.
Philly Hockey Now: It’s a prospect weekend. The Flyers beat the Rangers — maybe Ron Hextall’s prospect pool wasn’t so bad. Here are the Flyers standouts.
San Jose: Could he go home again? Watch — Joe Thornton is skating with the San Jose Sharks.
TSN: It’s not how I would want my captain spending his summer, but Nick Suzuki has been going through a crash course on learning French. It’s a big, big deal in Montreal.
I’ll be racing back from Buffalo this AM. Any good spots to watch the Steelers game around Warren or Meadville?