The first weekend of the 2018-19 NHL season is in the books, and all 31 teams have taken to the ice at least once. Only six teams remain without a win on the early season, while action ramps back up tonight after the Monday holiday in both the United States and Canada.
As you reach for the coffee and head back to work after three days off, take a few moments to break into your work week with today’s edition of puck wire!
- Jordin Tootoo was a fan favorite during his more than a decade in the NHL. From being the Nashville Predators’ resident tough guy to his battle with alcohol and the loss of his brother, Tootoo opens up to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti about the ups and downs of his career.
- The NHL to Seattle appears all but done, meaning we will start to hear leaks about building plans and team plans in the coming months. Now, we have a look at the $70 million plan for a training center for the expansion team in the Pacific Northwest.
- Speaking of adding new cities to the NHL, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs made sure to toss Houston’s name in the ring yesterday.
- The Carolina Hurricanes took the hockey world by storm on Sunday with their new victory celebration postgame. An inside look at just what the heck that was via Greg Wyshynski.
- The scoring is up in the NHL early this season. Flames coach Bill Peters doesn’t think it has much to do with team’s getting better though, no, he believes it is all because of uneasy defense from teams around the league.
- Some fantasy advice: Zach Parise might be worth your time on the waiver wire.