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Duffer’s Dabbles: Kane Talks, NHLers Take Their Shots; Leafs And Sabres To Take It Outdoors



Evander Kane, Edmonton Oilers

Did Evander Kane bet on NHL games? He says you shouldn’t put money on those odds. Bill Daly says NHLers being vaccinated is a lock, and the league has found a new way to remind the people of Hamilton that they don’t have an NHL team.

This and other news in Friday’s NHL headlines.

It Wasn’t Me

In a far-reaching interview with ESPN’s Linda Cohn, among other items covered was Evander Kane’s insistence that he didn’t be on NHL games. The San Jose Sharks forward is expressing confidence that he’ll receive full exoneration from the league for those charges leveled against him by his ex-wife.

A Little Jab Will Do Ya

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly spoke with ESPN about COVID-19 and stated that 98% of NHL players will be fully vaccinated.

Hamilton’s In The NHL

They’ve tried to get the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. Finally, Hamilton is back in the NHL. They had team called the Tigers from 1920-25. Really, you can look it up.

Now Canada’s Steel City is getting two NHL franchises but there’s a catch. It’s for one day only. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will meet at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton in the NHL’s annual Heritage Classic.

Sign On The Dotted Line

With NHL training camps looming, these are the top RFAs still without a contract. Offer sheets, anyone?

Former Wing To Kraken

Remember forward Scott Wilson’s tenure as a Detroit Red Wing? Yes, those were 17 memorable scoreless, pointless games. Well, he’s not done trying – or at least trying out. Wilson will attend the training camp of the Seattle Kraken on a PTO.

Toby’s A Duck

Speaking of PTO’s, penalty killer extrodanonaire and German national team teammate of Moritz Seider Tobias Rieder is getting one with the Anaheim Ducks.

International Man Of Mystery

Austin Powers? No, Belarussian forward Kirill Tyutyayev is the Red Wings international man of mystery. He scored two goals in Detroit’s 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday as their NHL Rookie Tournament got underway in Traverse City, Michigan. Yeah baby.