Hey all, congrats on surviving the work week. A month from now, the New York Islanders will have already undergone about a week of training camp. The 2022-23 season will be here before you know it.
Could the New York Islanders revisit Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller? Did you see Mathew Barzal’s Oscar-worthy performance in an unaired commercial from four years ago? What did Anders Lee’s college coach have to say about him?
These stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:
NYI Hockey Now: On Friday, Vancouver Hockey Now’s Rob Simpson reached out to Brian Bartlett, the agent of J.T. Miller, regarding contract extension talks with the Vancouver Canucks. Bartlett shared that talks may be coming to an end rather quickly. Now’s the time for the New York Islanders to revisit a Miller acquisition. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal is known for his superb skating, slick passing, and a lethal wrist shot when he does let the puck go. But did you know he is also a world-class actor? Check out his unaired commercial with Spittin Chiclet’s Paul Bissonnette. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: In an exclusive interview, Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson spoke to our Joshua Linsenberg about the recruitment of Anders Lee, his collegiate career, and his thoughts on Anders Lee’s success on and off the ice since breaking into the NHL with the New York Islanders.
Philly Hockey Now: Earlier this week, German Rubtsov, 24, officially joined a line of first-round busts for the Philadelphia Flyers. He will play in the KHL this upcoming season after the Florida Panthers did not tender him a qualifying offer. He was acquired in the Claude Giroux trade. Philadelphia Flyers.
Florida Hockey Now: Carter Verhaeghe of the Florida Panthers already has a Stanley Cup championship on his resume, but after Saturday, he can add something else: Grand Marshal of a NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Florida Panthers.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals decided to take a calculated risk this offseason, inking Dylan Strome to a one-year, $3.5 million deal as a potential second-line center fill-in for Nicklas Backstrom. Here’s why Capitals fans should be excited about their newest center. Washington Capitals.
Detroit Red Wings: The night of October 12, 1958 the Detroit Red Wings were playing their NHL season home opener at Olympia Stadium against the New York Rangers. It was also the night where Detroit’s trainer played goal for the New York Rangers. Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens have added new voices and made subtle changes to their draft philosophy that could pay dividends down the line. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: On Thursday, during his media availability that welcomed the arrival of Phil Kessel, Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon confirmed that the team would be starting the season with the tandem of Laurent Brossoit and Logan Thompson in goal. Vegas Golden Knights.
Vancouver Hockey Now: J.T. Miller’s agent Brian Bartlett shared with VHN that all contract negotiation talks could end come the start of the 2022-23 season, as Miller does not want to be a distraction inside the locker room. Vancouver Canucks.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks’ new Director of Amateur Scouting spoke with San Jose Hockey Now about the proudest moment of his playing career, who a Chris Morehouse player is, and some of the Draft picks that he pounded the table for as Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Director of North American Scouting with the New York Rangers. San Jose Sharks.