NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/24/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 24, 2014
It’s been a pretty slow weekend for NHL news, especially considering all the transactions and tidbits we heard about last week. Still, there’s plenty to talk about as we continue to cruise through the off-season, so with that said let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
Lundqvist Update: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on our old buddy Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, so let’s see how his summer is shaping up.
The uber-goalie recently returned back to the Big Apple from spending some off-season R-and-R time in his native Sweden, and he says he’s recharged and ready to roll.
During a tennis charity match this past week, Lundqvist called it a “good feeling” to get back to business in New York.
Though Lundqvist didn’t do so hot in the early-going of the 2013-14 season (12-16-3 at one point), he was able to put it together and anchor the Rangers on a surprising run that ended in a heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Kings in five games. Lundqvist carried the team at certain points during the postseason, posting a .927 save percentage and 2.14 GAA.
Can New York get it going for another deep playoff run--and possibly another championship--this season? It’s hard to say, but one thing’s for sure: Henrik will be the backbone of the team once again.
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Setoguchi Deal: The Flames were active yesterday, so let’s take a moment to check out their deal with winger Devin Setoguchi.
He inked a one-year contract with Calgary yesterday, which seems like a nice pickup for the team. Setoguchi posted 11 scores with 16 helpers in his 75 games with the Jets in the 2013-14 season, adding to his career totals of 127 goals and 122 assists.
The short commitment for the Flames is nice, as they can simply walk away if Setoguchi can’t deliver. It’s a smart depth add.
NHL Daily Schedule: The league action will be picking back up again on Wednesday, October 8. Let’s check out the schedule for that evening and see what we can expect on opening night.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the remaining 2014 off-season calendar. There’s been quite a bit of action keeping us occupied so far, and we’ve still got more to look forward to.
Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season
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