File this under a few headlines you did not expect to read on a Saturday morning. Washington Capital’s tough guy Tom Wilson owns a boxing club in Washington DC, and the first franchise outlet will be right here in Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury talked about the end of his career, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a new helmet sponsor, and we looked at the remaining PTOs still looking for a deal before training camps start.
And Jimmy Murphy updated the NHL commercial market talk around Jack Eichel and PK Subban.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins have a new helmet sponsor, aptly named.
TSN: Sidney Crosby explained a bit about her wrist surgery. He confirmed what we know – he does not expect to miss much time, and surgery was the last resort.
PHN +: There are a few remaining PTO candidates who could help the Pittsburgh Penguins, but the time to sign is the weekend before camp. Here are the top four.
And – We’re 1-0 with our Pittsburgh Steelers predictions. John Perrotto handles our prospects for sports betting. DraftKings offers a $ 200 payout with a $ 1 bet. Here is Perrotto’s preview, odds and predictions of the Raiders-Steelers.
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Boston: “The talk has picked up. Pat Brisson has a lot more juice, ”one source told Jimmy Murphy about the NHL trade rumors surrounding Jack Eichel, though another source downplayed PK Subban talk.
RMNB: Tom Wilson once said that the last place he would own real estate is in Pittsburgh. Instead, the boxing club of which he is an investor opens his first franchise … in Pittsburgh.
Lace them up.
Sportsnet: The headline from Sportsnet was a bit difficult. Former Pittsburgh Penguins goalie (and former NHL trade rider) and current Chicago Blackhawks network champion Marc-Andre Fleury talked about retirement and admitted this could be his final season. He laughed as he said this, but – Fleury knows the end is near.
Toronto Sun: Delete one of the PTOs from our list. The Toronto Maple Leafs invited Nikita Gusev to try.
TSN: The NHL draft for 2022 will be in Montreal – with fans and media MEETING
The furious Delta variant means I still take these future plans with a grain of salt until we get past 80 or 90% vaccination rates (I leave the necessary level to experts and researchers). We thought his stuff would be over now, but here we are, though it’s nice to make future plans.
Also as part of the Chicago Media Days, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said he expected the salary cap to increase by $ 1 million next season.
Detroit: The Red Wings made the goalie moves this summer. Bob Duff looks at three times that the Detroit Red Wings goalie moves worked … and three that did NOT.
Let’s be honest – the stories worked are more fun.
Colorado: Takeaways from the Colorado Avalanche rookie camp tournament.
Vancouver: The Vancouver Canucks rookie camp brought some fighting drills and highlights. I love some fighting exercises …