Is playing the 2020-21 NHL season coming down to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman persuading a group of NHL owners led by Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs to approve a season?
Will Bettman play the role of the hero and convince the NHL Chairman Of The Board of Governors that canceling the season will not serve as a financial ‘life jacket’ but rather as an ‘anvil’ for multiple NHL teams?
Who are the NHL owners that, along with Jacobs, insist on the NHLPA make more concessions to the owners or they don’t play a season?
Will the younger members of the NHLPA step up and finally say no to the owners?
Can we finally start talking hockey and NHL trades?
That and more in the latest ‘Off The Record’!
Off The Record: Florida Mistakes Ripple NHL Trade Market | VHN+
Did Bill Zito shake up the NHL Trade market and make Team USA standout goalie Spencer Knight reconsider playing for the Florida Panthers?
As the NHL got underway last week, Florida Panthers veteran defenseman Keith Yandle was suddenly cast into a whirlwind of NHL Trade rumors. Yandle’s name is still very much out there, but did internal and external pressure force Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito to change course in handling the delicate Yandle situation and the Iron Man streak?
If and when Yandle is traded, what will the ripple effect be on the NHL trade market, and more specifically, what will happen with Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois?
Are the Buffalo Sabres a goalie away from contending in the East Division?
Find out in ‘Off The Record’!
Off The Record: Yandle On Trade Market, More Interest in Fleury | VHN+
The bumpy, already turbulent season is upon us, but the NHL trade talk could have another big fish and the reemergence of Marc-Andre Fleury rumors. The Florida Panthers and new GM Bill Zito appear to be considering moving Keith Yandle, just as the waiver wire was flooded with viable NHL talent.
How will that affect the already roadblocked NHL trade market?
Fleury was one of the most-watched stories of the offseason and one of the most intriguing side plots of the bubble playoffs. Get ready, despite Vegas ownership and GM Kelly McCrimmon’s denials that Fleury will be traded, Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is again receiving interest.
Here’s the latest National Hockey Now ‘Off The Record’:
Off The Record: Mike Hoffman Likely Salary in STL, GMs Unhappy with Bolts | VHN+
Did The Tampa Bay Lightning trade for Marian Gaborik and St. Louis Blues signing Mike Hoffman to a Professional Tryout circumvent the salary cap?
No, but plenty around the NHL, including some NHL General Managers were crying foul on Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Lightning GM Julien BriseBois Monday.
How many NHL rosters will look the same by the time the puck is dropped in 2021? Will the NHL Trade market really heat up? Will there be more PTO’s? Where will prospects play after the WJC?
For more insight on that and your usual dose of inside knowledge collected from NHL insiders, here’s the latest ‘Off The Record’: