Tom’s Daily: Vegas training camp recap; Pietrangelo avoids the strip; RIP John Muckler; Markstrom calls Nieuwendyk first; Thornton looks good as a Leaf; Team USA going for gold; more
In case you missed it, here’s our recap of what we know after the first day of camp for the Golden Knights. (VHN)
Here are the Golden Knights start times and broadcast information for the 2021 season. (Vegas Golden Knights)
Alex Pietrangelo has already figured out to avoid the strip “except for the food”. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) By the way, Pietro is wearing #7 with the VGK.
Former NHL coach and GM John Muckler has passed away at the age of 86. Muckler won five Stanley Cups as part of the great Edmonton Oilers dynasty of the 80s. He worked for four different franchises but will always be remembered as an Oilers great. (CBC)
Jacob Markstrom didn’t have to do it, but he called Joe Nieuwendyk to make sure it was ok to wear #25 anyway. (Sportsnet) Yes I can spell Nieuwendyk without looking it up.
Joe Thornton took reps as the first line center and says he already feels “at home” with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Seriously, if he does end up centering the top line, he could be in for one more amazing year. (TSN)
Patrik Laine out here inspiring confidence in everyone with classic lines like “I’m here, aren’t I?” (Winnipeg Sun)
Looks like Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois took pages from the same book. (Columbus Dispatch)
Team USA will play for the gold medal at the World Junior Championship against Team Canada after beating Finland to advance on Monday. (Sporting News)
There’s a weekly zoomcast with an impressive guest list that I wish I’d have known about earlier. Hockey fans will love this. (NY Times)
Hockey life in COVID-19 times for the folks of Warroad, Minnesota. (Grand Forks Herald)
Don’t miss our continuing coverage of Vegas training camp all week!