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The Daily: Hot Dog – Golden Knights Kessel Has Day With Stanley Cup; Depth of Sabres Could Lead to Trades Next Season



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Phil Kessel brought the Stanley Cup to his daughter's birthday party - without hot dogs.

This time around, no hot dogs were idling in the bowl of Lord Stanley’s mug during Phil Kessel’s day with the Stanley Cup.

The NHL iron man and Vegas Golden Knights forward brought the Cup to his daughter’s birthday party. But if hot dogs were on the menu, they would not be served from the Cup’s legendary bowl.

Third Stanley Cup For Kessel

In 2016, when Kessel, then with the Pittsburgh Penguins, won the first of his three Stanley Cups, he was photographed next to the famous trophy, which was filled to the brim with hot dogs.

Kessel was trolling a Toronto sports columnist who claimed in print that Kessel began each day as a member of the Maple Leafs by visiting the same hot dog street vendor en route to the rink.

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Red Wings Offseason

Goaltender Luke Pavicich, a free-agent attendee at the recent Red Wings development camp, will be playing for a new team during the 2023-24 hockey season. He’ll be transferring from Massachusetts to UMass-Lowell.

Hockey Now Network

Pittsburgh: Former Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Garret Sparks is signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Philadelphia: What could a healthy Sean Couturier mean to the Philadelphia Flyers?

Islanders: The solution to the salary cap woes of the New York Islanders starts with Ross Johnston.

Washington: Completing their coaching staff, the Washington Capitals are hiring former NHLer Kirk Muller.

Boston: The rookies of the Boston Bruins will be participating in the Buffalo Sabres NHL rookie tournament this fall.

Buffalo: The depth of the Buffalo Sabres could see the club making trades next season in order to fill holes in the lineup.

Florida: Can defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson engineer a bounceback season with the Florida Panthers?

Montreal: Here’s what Jesse Ylonen’s contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens might end up looking like.

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Colorado: Legendary Colorado Avalanche star and multiple Stanley Cup winner Peter Forsberg was celebrating his 50th birthday on Thursday.

Chicago: Chicago Blackhawks prospect Marcel Marcel signed a one-year contract with AHL Rockford.

Nashville: Speculating on what the lineup might look like next season for the Nashville Predators.

San Jose: Rumors are that the San Jose Sharks are seeking defenseman Marcus Pettersson in any Erik Karlsson trade package with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Calgary: Forward Mikael Backlund isn’t completely ruling up signing a new contract with the Calgary Flames.