We need a break from the Pastrnak talk. So, let’s venture around the league.
- Old buddy and former Bruins alternate captain Andrew Ference called it a career yesterday. It wasn’t a surprise because he was on LTIR last season in the last of his four-year deal with the Oilers. Let’s hope he gets a TV gig because he’s good at that.
- Word is that the Carolina Hurricanes will be sold to a former MLB executive Chuck Greenberg, assuring that the team will remain in Raleigh. Turns out the PNC Arena lease is just that favourable to the team that it would be insane to move.
- For whatever reason, Goon 2 never saw theatrical release in the US like it did in Canada in March. It will be have a limited release and be On Demand in the US on September 1 and on DVD in October.
- Will Pittsburgh trade Phil Kessel? Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette believes it will happen. Basically it involves coaching changes and a high cap hit for the next 5 years.
Anything else you want to talk about?