Wow, it is already September. That means we are just 21 days away from New York Islanders training camp, with the 2022-23 season is right around the corner.
From Aatu Räty’s road to redemption to KHL coaches complaining about their stars playing in the NHL…yep.
These stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:
NYI Hockey Now: In an exclusive interview with NYI Hockey Now, Finnish reporter Tiia Honkomaa discusses Aatu Räty. From what went wrong with Kärpät, to the turnaround with Jukurit, to his performance at the WJC, we cover it all! New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: On Wednesday, the New York Islanders and 2022 second-round selection Calle Odelius came to terms on his entry-level contract. He will not be attending Islanders training camp as his season in the SHL begins two days after camp starts. Here’s our story from when we got to talk to him after being drafted. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Despite the New York Islanders prospect pool not being highly regarded as anything special by the media, the New York Islanders have a handful of players for the fans to watch this upcoming season, and it’s the job of Bridgeport Islanders head coach Brent Thompson and his staff to help those players improve their game and become reliable pieces for Islanders head coach Lane Lambert. New York Islanders.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: NHL coaches are hired to be fired. Like clockwork, every three years, teams change coaches. Really good ones might get four years before messages get stale, players tune out, and the situation requires a new voice. Yet, on Tuesday, with a new three-year extension, the Pittsburgh Penguins committed to head coach Mike Sullivan through 2026-27, which will be his 12th year. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: Left winger Joel Farabee, one of the most important players in the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup, continues to make strides following neck surgery in mid-June. Farabee took part in an informal intrasquad scrimmage at the Flyers’ practice facility Tuesday in Voorhees. And though he wasn’t available afterward to discuss his health, teammate Scott Laughton sounded impressed. Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins haven’t decided on any big-name NHL training camp invites with the preseason still weeks away, but they are rounding out their camp roster. On Wednesday, Boston invited farmhand right wing/center Keltie Jeri-Leon to Boston Bruins training camp on a tryout basis after he played with the Maine Mariners and Providence Bruins for stints last season, per our friends at Cap Friendly. Boston Bruins.
Washington Hockey Now: Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is not only an NHL icon as the greatest goal scorer of all time, but he is arguably much bigger back home in Russia. So big, in fact, that some coaches are criticizing the KHL for not trying to get him or other stars like Evgeni Malkin to play in Russia. Washington Capitals.
Florida Hockey Now: While the Florida Panthers have not confirmed as of yet, the start of training camp should be somewhere around Sept. 22. The Washington Capitals announced that their rookie camp will begin on Sept. 15 and veterans will return to training camp the following week. Florida Panthers.
Montreal Hockey Now: In a recent interview, former Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme didn’t give any credit to his replacement Martin St. Louis for Cole Caufield’s turnaround. He instead credited the rebuild mentality the Canadiens went into after his firing as the reason Caufield snapped out of his prolonged slump he suffered through under Ducharme’s coaching. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: It’s never too early to predict NHL lineups. Vegas Hockey Now’s Owen Krepps goes over his picks for the Vegas Golden Knights 2022-23 line combinations. Vegas Golden Knights.
Vancouver Hockey Now: Vancouver Canucks forwards Andrey Kuzmenko, Danila Klimovich, and Vasily Podkolzin all worked on some drills Wednesday morning with goalies Arturs Silovs and Collin Delia before being joined by a handful of other skaters in Burnaby. Vancouver Canucks.
Calgary Hockey Now: The Twitter account is legendary in Calgary Flames circles. And beyond. It follows nobody. But nearly 55,000 people wait for every word typed out on the profile. And now that its namesake has new life with the Montreal Canadiens, we finally have confirmation of what has long been suspected. Calgary Flames.