In terms of news, things are extraordinarily dry right now in the National Hockey League. So here’s an extensive daily that can hopefully supply yinz with some reading material this Monday.
Vegas Golden Knights
Injury Updates: The biggest news surrounding the Golden Knights currently. Robin Lehner will have hip surgery and miss the entire 2022-23 season.
Trade Market: Could the Golden Knights look elsewhere to replace Lehner by trading for someone like Semyon Varlamov?
From Within: Or could Bruce Cassidy and Kelly McCrimmon look towards young goaltender Logan Thompson to take the reigns as starter?
WJC: Four Golden Knights prospects are currently competing in the 2022 World Junior Championship. VHN will provide more coverage on the tournament as soon as we get to the medal rounds.
— Owen Krepps (@OKrepps85) August 15, 2022
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Pittsburgh: I’m stealing an idea from Dan Kingerski here and also will look over a specific GM’s history in the month of August just as he did with Ron Hextall.
For McCrimmon/McPhee and the Golden Knights in general, they have…
- Signed Nate Schmidt to an extension in August of 2017
- Signed William Karlsson to his current deal in August 2018
- Recently signed Kolesar, Roy, Leschyshyn, and Cotter
- They have never made a trade in August.
Calgary: Now that they have signed Jonathan Huberdeau, can the Flames strike a deal with Mackenzie Weegar?
Boston: Could Milan Lucic come back to the Boston Bruins?
Florida: NHL veteran Marc Staal is excited to join the Florida Panthers alongside his brother Eric, who signed a professional tryout.
San Jose: Former Golden Knight Luca Sbisa has joined the San Jose Sharks development coaching staff.
THG: Big fan of The Hockey Guy here, and glad to see he had a nice trip to Las Vegas recently. His most recent video is of note too.