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.
-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.