The Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day September 28

NHL Playoff Standings

The top NHL news of the day includes some intriguing NHL notes (including some thoughts on the Olympics), a trade request from a Columbus Blue Jackets player and an NHL star noting he would support a teammate’s silent protest during the national anthem.

-Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet has 31 thoughts on the NHL as the season is about to begin. Friedman touches on the Olympics, Mike Modano as a candidate to join the NHL’s Player Safety Department and the St. Louis Blues’ need for short-term help.

-Friedman is also reporting today that Josh Anderson has requested a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

-Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times writes today that Steven Stamkos would support any teammate if they took part in a silent protest. Smith also reports that while Stamkos would support his teammates there has been no discussion of any official policy from the organization.

-After careful deliberation, Sharks forward Joel Ward – as did fellow NHLer PK Subban earlier in the week – has decided not to kneel for the anthem.

-Ladies and gentlemen, your new NHL rule changes!

-Leafs Head Coach Mike Babock, thinks those who decided on the new offside challenge penalty threw the coaches under the bus.


Featured Image Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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