It’s Friday junior, which means there will be a full slate of NHL action tonight! In addition, we have a full slate of Olympic action, including Team USA trying to bounce back against Slovakia. So, kill some company time with us take a spin around the hockey world.
Today we’ll take a look at what Edmonton’s Milan Lucic needs to do as he is mired in a career-worst slump, the latest on Seattle’s NHL bid and much more.
Top Hockey News Of The Day – February 15
– Milan Lucic hasn’t scored in almost 20 games and has had a nightmare season of his own in the midst of a horribly disappointing season in Edmonton. The Oilers desperately need Lucic, who has five more years left on his contract, to play better. What they need is for him to adapt to the new NHL. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector has more.
– Seattle has taken the first true official step towards acquiring the 32nd team in the NHL. The city has officially applied for a franchise and put down a down payment of $10 million. SB Nation’s Mary Clarke has more on the latest from Seattle.
– While many are disappointed that the NHL isn’t at the Olympics, there are still some great storylines to watch in South Korea. One of them is Team Sweden and their bright young defender. Rasmus Dahlin is expected to go first overall this June in Dallas when the NHL holds its annual entry draft. Stephen Whyno has more on Dahlin and his showcase opportunity.
– The Chicago Blackhawks likely will miss the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade this spring. The team is in cap trouble and their core players are getting older and leaving their prime. ESPN’s Emily Kaplan explains that while the Hawks are down, they can still get back up. She explains how here.
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