Marc-Andre Fleury talking retirement? Tom Wilson has a Pittsburgh business opportunity? Nikita Gusev looking at the Maple Leafs? Red Wings have so-so history when it comes to acquiring goalies.
Plenty of hockey talk on a college football Saturday. The Hockey Now network has sorted out the headlines for you:
Rumor of the Day
Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy reports that Jack Eichel trade rumors have picked up since he hired Pat Brisson as his agent.
Around the NHL
Pittsburgh: The Penguins have an aptly named new helmet sponsor. More importantly, Sidney Crosby talked to TSN about his wrist surgery. He confirmed that he won’t miss much time and surgery was the last resort.
Washington: Russian Machine Never Breaks reports that a box club, partially owned by Washington tough guy Tom Wilson, is opening its first franchise in Pittsburgh.
Chicago: Marc-Andre Fleury talked retirement to Sportsnet, admitting he could retire after the 2021-22 season. He laughed when he said it, but Fleury knows the end is near.
Toronto: The Toronto Maple Leafs, according to the Toronto Sun, invited Nikita Gusev into camp for a tryout.
NHL: Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said at the National Media Days that he expected the salary cap to rise by $1 million next season.
Detroit: The Red Wings reviews the three times in Detroit Red Wings history worked…and three times that did NOT.
Colorado: Takeaways from the Avalanche rookie camp tournament.
Vancouver: The Vancouver Canucks rookie camp brought some battle drills and highlights. The story