Patrice Bergeron’s retirement announcement Tuesday prompts wondering whether Jonathan Toews’ decision may be next. Chicago Hockey Now’s Nate Brown points out that nothing has been heard from Toews since he became a free agent July 1.
Toews, 35, is three years younger than Bergeron. Speculation is Toews will retire, but no official word has come from the former Blackhawks captain. At one point, there was some speculation about Toews possibly playing for the Winnipeg Jets in his native Manitoba. But there have been no rumors about that possibility coming out of Winnipeg.
All that anyone knows for sure is that Toews isn’t playing again for the Blackhawks
Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy detailed Bergeron’s accomplishments and Toews’ list would be just as memorable. Toews has been as important to the Blackhawks as Bergeron was to the Bruins.
Red Wings Offseason
Adam Erne is still unemployed. The former Detroit Red Wings player hasn’t landed a job in the unrestricted free agent market, but he did win a roller hockey championship Monday in Indiana.
— Zack (@ZackR1999) July 24, 2023
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Red Wings prospect Red Savage‘s value to his new Michigan State team goes well beyond statistics.
- Dmitri Buchelnikov picked to play for Russian U-23 team for tournament in Sochi.
- The Red Wings may have a little bit of cap space next summer when the UFA class is expected to be quite good
Hockey Now Network
Buffalo: Does Patrice Bergeron’s retirement improve the Sabres’ playoff odds? It certainly doesn’t hurt them? The Bruins aren’t as strong as they were last season. Buffalo Sabres.
Chicago: Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz died unexpectedly Tuesday. Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado: Evan Rawal offers that the Ryan Johansen acquisition is probably Colorado’s most important offseason move. Colorado Avalanche.
Philadelphia: Flyers sign scoring sensation Alexis Gendron to an entry level contract. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby saluted Patrice Bergeron on his retirement. Pittsburgh Penguins.
San Jose: Sheng Peng offers some insightful speculation about what a San Jose-Seattle Erik Karlsson trade might look like. San Jose Sharks.
Vegas: Chris Gawlik takes a deep dive into some of the Golden Knights’ most important decisions. Vegas Golden Knights.