9. Maple Leafs: Toronto is going to be up against the cap ceiling, especially if it stays at $81.5M for the next few seasons. To stay as a contender that will require cheaper talent making an impact. Lafreniere would be dropped into the center — sorry, centre — of the hockey universe and not be dubbed as “the savior.” Between John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, there’s more than enough offensive weapons to allow the rookie ample time to find his role. … [Read more...] about NHL Power Rankings: Best landing spots for Alexis Lafreniere
• The NHLPA’s Executive Board has approved the tentative Return to Play and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Now things move to the full union membership vote for ratification. Voting, which is by secret, electronic ballot, begins Wednesday and will end Friday. [NHLPA] … [Read more...] about PHT Morning Skate: NHLPA Executive Board backs RTP, CBA agreement
The top four teams in both conference will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the First Round. The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will be best-of-5 series with the losing teams being entered into Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery. … [Read more...] about NHL announces full schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers
If King can produce at Miami like he did at Houston, the Hurricanes could have a special 2020 season. During his last full season as a starter at Houston in 2018, King accounted for 2,982 yards with 36 touchdowns while also rushing for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns. … [Read more...] about Weekend Special: Get an annual subscription at 60% off!
Brown, who will likely play offense at the next level, is considering schools like Penn State and Nebraska. Seymore is currently committed to Miami, but also talking with the coaches at both Florida and Florida State. Daniels is believed to be favoring Texas A&M, but also has the local Hurricanes on his short list of favorites. … [Read more...] about Top talent flocking to FBU’s Top Gun Showcase