Tom’s Daily is packed on VHN today: VGK owner Bill Foley sat down with The Hockey News, a former UND player sounds off on Coyotes prospect Mitchell Miller, Remembering Joey Moss and more.
Looks like that red “fourth” jersey is a go! Seriously, it will look better when the real thing is released. Trust me. (VegasHockeyNow)
I’ve never understood why offer sheets even exist if they’re so taboo. Why even have them? That said, there’s quite a few RFAs waiting for deals in this uncertain cap world. Here’s a look at eight vulnerable big name players. (Sportsnet)
How does Devon Toews new deal affect the Colorado Avalanche moving forward? (ColoradoHockeyNow)
Remebering Joey Moss. (TSN)
What is going on in Boston with Zdeno Chara? It sounds like we may have some movement in one direction or another rather soon… but will it mean the B’s go full “circle of life” on the blueline? (BostonHockeyNow).
Former Washington Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman looks to put his bubble experience into practice as the new head coach at Dartmouth. (College Hockey News)
A former UMD player thinks North Dakota should move on from Mitchell Miller. Not your typical knee-jerk take here, but raises some very interesting points. Get ready to hear Miller’s name A LOT in the near future – this isn’t going away quietly nor should it. (Grand Forks Herald)
We talk a lot about the NHL here for good reason, but youth hockey is struggling amid the pandemic too. Massachusetts has shut down rinks for two weeks because of a spike in cases (NBC Boston); Almost 200 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to youth hockey in neighboring New Hampshire and now testing sites are being overwhelmed (WMUR); and a youth team in Ann Arbor has six confirmed cases (All About Ann Arbour). As the second wave of infections picks up as predicted, we’re going to see more news like this across the country.
That’s it for Tom’s Daily. Keep your browser pointed to VHN for more news, notes and commentary from Vegas and around the hockey world.
Tom’s Daily: Golden Knights Game Postponed, Hertl Out for SJ
Tom’s Daily: The Vegas Golden Knights game with the San Jose Sharks Thursday night has been postponed, Sharks’ Tomas Hertl on COVID-19 protocol list; Boston Bruins – Philadelphia Flyers most-watched game ever on NBCSN with over 1 million viewers; NHL Schedule Updates; more
Vegas Golden Knights – San Jose Sharks game postponed for Thursday night out of “an abundance of caution.” (VegasHockeyNow)
Related: San Jose’s Tomas Hertl has been placed in the COVID-19 protocols by the NHL. (SanJoseHockeyNow)
The NHL has issued more schedule updates for games postponed by COVID-19 protocols. (NHL.com)
Freddie Andersen getting closer to returning for the Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN)
A “shaken” Artemi Panarin is taking time away from the New York Rangers following accusations coming out of Russia. USA Today takes a look at how Vladimir Putin’s reach and influence still hangs over Russian players. (USA Today)
The Bruins – Flyers game at Lake Tahoe on Sunday broke records including the most-watched regular season NHL game ever on NBCSN. (NBC Sports)
Good to see Henrik Lundqvist back on the ice again. (NHL.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Tickets; Aex Tuch Promoted; more
Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights announce ticket sales plans; Alex Tuch promoted to top line duties; Former BMG member Marc Roberts enjoying life with the VGK; Habs fire Julien, Muller; more.
The Vegas Golden Knights have announced the team’s ticket sales plans for games with limited capacity at T-Mobile Arena (VegasHockeyNow)
Alex Tuch has played his way to the top line, continuing his successful run with the Golden Knights in last year’s playoffs. (VegasHockeyNow)
Former Blue Man Group member Marc Roberts is loving his new role with the Vegas Golden Knights. (VegasHockeyNow)
Don’t look now, but here come the Los Angeles Kings. (Sports Illustrated)
The Canadiens have fired head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller. (Sportsnet)
Marcus Foligno calls in the linesman to stop fight with Sharks rookie early. Know the code, kids. Respect. (USA Today)
Play chess like a hockey player! (Chess.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Fans March 1; Fantastic Fleury
Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights will have fans again March 1; Fleury blanks Avs; Artemi Panarin takes leave of absence; Boudreau interested in Seattle Kraken; Skinner a healthy scratch; more.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be able to host fans starting March 1, but not at the originally requested 20% capacity. (VegasHockeyNow)
Vegas shuts out the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 in a dominant performance by Marc-Andre Fleury. (NHL.com)
Speaking of Fleury and his incredible performance (which we foresaw here) here’s a breakdown of his acrobatics from last night’s win. (VegasHockeyNow)
Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the New York Rangers in the wake of abuse allegations. Some speculation has the allegations tied to political payback in his native Russia. Whatever the situation, it’s going to be difficult for both player and team. (ESPN)
Have you noticed? The Florida Panthers are one of the best teams in the NHL right now, and Sasha Barkov is a big reason why. He just moved into second place on the team’s all-time scoring list and like so many things Florida Panthers this season, it happened under the radar. (FloridaHockeyNow)
After the San Jose Sharks were crushed by the Minnesota Wild, the guys at San Jose Hockey Now say that’s enough, let’s kickstart this rebuild now. (SJHN)
Jeff Skinner’s stock continues to plummet in Buffalo, and now the former 40-goal scorer is a healthy scratch after just one assist in 14 games this season. (NHL.com)
Bruce Boudreau has expressed his interest in being the first coach of the expansion Seattle Kraken. (Sportsnet)
David Ayers has definitely gotten his 15 minutes of fame after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs last season as an emergency backup goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. Here’s a Q&A catching up with the hockey folk hero. (Sportsnet)