NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/8/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 8, 2014
We’ve entered a new workweek, which means we’re that much closer to training camp season around the NHL. There’s not much time left before we start seeing skates on the ice, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there with our favorite teams and players.
Around the League: Let’s cruise around the NHL and check out some of the recent transactions, rumors and general hockey speculation that’s been going on out there.
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Left winger Ville Leino will be attending the Bruins’ training camp this year on a tryout basis. The bad news is that he posted just 15 assists and no scores with the Sabres last year. Still, if he can find his game again, he’ll make a solid depth piece at forward for the Bruins.
Speaking of the Bruins, they inked winger Matt Fraser to a one-year, two-way deal. He’s coming off a broken foot, which doesn’t exactly instill a ton of confidence, but with that said, he could serve as a nice depth piece for the team as long as he’s back to 100 percent.
Is Martin Brodeur going to find a home? That remains to be seen, but one team he’d like to play for is the Canadiens. Brodeur recently said he’d entertain the possibility of playing in Montreal if the team made him an offer, and he even said he wouldn’t mind being a backup.
All of that said, the Canadiens are pretty set at net-minder, so a free-agent pickup seems unlikely.
Former Ranger Raphael Diaz has been offered a shot at the Red Wings training camp, but there’s no word yet on whether or not he’ll attend.
Diaz appeared in 63 games as a journeyman defenseman last season (Canadiens, Canucks, Rangers). He reportedly has some other offers to consider before he decides if he’ll go to camp in Detroit.
Winger Ryan Malone might possibly have a home in the near future. According to recent reports, the Penguins have expressed some interest in signing him over these summer months.
Malone has some legal and personal issues hanging over his head, which has slowed any potential deal to a crawl. We’ll have to wait and see which team is willing to bite the bullet here.
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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