Good morning. My name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Wednesday, August 9, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.
Optimism for Islanders Playoff Hopes:
Earlier, I wrote how the New York Islanders are going to have a hard time making the postseason this year. But just because it’ll be difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
What’s next for San Jose?
The San Jose Sharks have finally traded away Erik Karlsson. What do they do now, and what’s their long-term vision?
Granlund Gets Fresh Start:
In the deal for Karlsson, the Sharks acquired Mikael Granlund from the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Monday, Granlund spoke about why it never quite worked out for him during his short time in Pittsburgh.
More From National Hocey Now:
Carolina: The Hurricanes missed out on the Karlsson sweepstakes and now have to head back to the drawing board.
Washington: After signing a new extension, Tom Wilson will eventually be the face of the Washington Capitals.
Boston: There’s reportedly no love lost between the Boston Bruins and goalie Jeremy Swayman, even after their recent arbitration dispute.
Vegas: What can be expected from Jack Eichel this upcoming season?