Welcome the Friday edition of Puck Wire where will bring you the top hockey news of the day from around the world of the NHL and beyond.
Top Hockey News of the Day
-Howard Berger of Between the Posts has high hopes for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season as he predicts a final four finish for the Leafs. Health, of course, has a lot to do with his prediction as Berger notes, “The Leafs had medical mulligans on their side last season.”
-Barry Petchesky of Deadspin has a must-read piece “What The NHL Is Doing In Calgary Is Pretty Gross.” Petchesky touches on the problem with using public money to fund a private business and the politics that go with it. Check out the work of Eric Francis of Sportsnet for more info on what is unfolding in Calgary.
-Joel Ward of the San Jose Sharks announced yesterday he would not kneel during the National Anthem:
Some thoughts…excuse the length! pic.twitter.com/YUNMgjaAgn
— Joel Ward (@JRandalWard42) September 28, 2017
-Cody Benjamin of CBSSports.com lists his top five Stanley Cup contenders for the upcoming NHL season.
-Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com wonders if Frank Vatrano is in danger of not making the Bruins roster. Haggerty notes, ” … both Anders Bjork and Jake DeBrusk have made strong pushes for NHL roster spots and by all accounts, Vatrano has been pretty average in the competition for a third-line spot.”
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