The NHL draft is over, but have no fear, there is still news to discuss! We are well into the NHL legal tampering period for free agents, and signings will start flying in at noon time on Sunday. John Tavares has set up camp in Los Angeles and took his first meetings on Monday, and will take his next two at some point today.
Here’s a look at what else is going on in the hockey world right now.
- The Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes came together for a blockbuster deal on day two of the draft, but overall the action wasn’t what people were hoping for. Sportsnet NHL insider Chris Johnston gives us five reasons why the floodgates will open soon.
- The 2018 NHL draft is just over, but the process for the 2019 draft is already close to getting underway. It looks like another American born player will be going first overall in ’19, as Jack Hughes has already taken center stage. ESPN’s Chris Peters looks at why that’s the case.
- The Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced later today. NHL.com’s Dan Rosen looks at the top candidates to get the call to the hall.
- John Carlson has his new eight-year contract in Washington, and now he’s pushing for his top pick for coach to replace Barry Trotz.