Maybe it’s just a mirage to live in Lou Lamoriello’s cone of silence for so long, but it seems like this NHL summer has been a particularly long one and, once the first draft/free agency/ trade rush swept away, especially quiet.
Maybe it’s also the first time we’ve had a normal offseason after two in pandemic form, I don’t know. But it was a weekend essentially devoid of any news around the league, with Robin Lehner’s season-ending hip surgery (announced last week) still at the top of hockey news sites throughout. of the weekend.
Junior World Championship
The hockey media can at least follow the World Junior Championship – and we’re watching Aatu Raty in particular – but even this traditionally overhyped tournament has its “oh, it’s pretty quiet” feel so far. However, there is still a microscopic study of “the importance of…” every Team Canada moment!
In the land of the islanders, we’re still waiting to hear when the off-season signing/resignation/trade announcements drop. And we can also follow the WJC with Isles tinted lenses.
On Sunday, Raty had a goal and two assists as Finland beat Slovakia 9-3. Raty and the Finns will have a bigger test tonight when they meet Canada. Meanwhile, the United States outlasted Sweden, 3-2, in the deciding game for their Group B.
Well…maybe your baseball team is doing well? Or has your Premier League got off to a good start?