We’ll be trying a new Monday-Friday feature on BB this
season to keep you abreast of the latest developments around the National
Here’s a look at what’s making headlines today:
- 2011 first-overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins may not
be heading back to the WHL. The
some magic with Taylor Hall last night as each tallied three points. Hall is very pleased
about the potential of playing with RNH and I think Hall is going to have a
- Second-overall pick Gabriel Landeskog has already worked
his way up to the Avalanche’s first line alongside Paul Stastny and David
Jones. I would think Landeskog would be
a better fit with Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk, but he should have a great
chance to pile up some points either way.
- Leading up to the 2011 Draft and even after it the consensus
was that seventh-overall pick Mark Scheifele was a few years away from playing
in the NHL. But Scheifele has been a
revelation this fall and has probably been the biggest surprise of the
preseason. Winnipeg hasn’t made any
decisions yet, but Scheifele
might stick around.
- The Washington Capitals are looking like a likely
host for the 2012 Winter Classic.
- Alexander Radulov sounds like he’ll be
making a return to the NHL next season. The Nashville Predators still control his rights and he would
immediately become their best offensive player.
- Alexei Yashin has signed a
one-year deal with CKSA.
- Earlier this week Jan Hejda of the Avalanche suffered a knee
injury that was expected to keep him out for two-to-four weeks, but Hejda’s
already back on the ice participating in full-contact scrimmages.
- Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers has a sprained ankle and is
- The Flyers received a scare on Friday night when Scott
Hartnell was diagnosed with an elevated heart rate, but Hartnell has been cleared to
return to action by a cardiologist.
- Matt Stajan is ready to
be the “whipping boy” in Calgary.
- USA Today’s Kevin Allen lists 10 NHL players with
something to prove this season.
- Wayne Simmonds avoided
punishment for the incident in Monday night’s game when he allegedly
uttered a homophobic slur at Sean Avery. The NY Post’s Larry Brooks weighs
in on that and says the NHL failed to “do its duty.”
- Anaheim Duck Jean-Francois Jacques was suspended
for the rest of the preseason and five regular season games for leaving the
- New York Islanders prospect Kirill Kabanov accepted an
invitation from a random Facebook friend to join
a pick-up roller hockey game.
Past editions of the Bulletin Board:
- 2011 First-Round Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >
- Jody Shelley Delivers First Controversial Hit of 2011 Season >
- Shanahan Impresses As New NHL Disciplinarian >
– Sidney Crosby Participates In “Controlled Scrimmage” >
– Montreal Signs Chris Campoli >
9/28/11 – Top 2011 Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action
here for our full Summer 2011 Archive >
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