Rosner Wrap: Banned Rangers Fan, Burns On The Move?
Former New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk loved his time on the island and his teammates miss him. With assistant coaching spots available, could Boychuk be behind the bench for the 2022-23 season? Could San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns be on the move?
These stories and more in today’s daily links!
Following Thursday’s announcement of the layoffs of assistant coaches John Gruden and Jim Hiller, the New York Islanders now have holes to fill in their coaching staff. While those decisions will fall to new head coach Lane Lambert, there is one former New York Islanders player who could be a perfect candidate to join the bench. And that’s Johnny Boychuk. (NYI Hockey Now)
As a sports fan, you only see what the camera shows you. Whether it’s a scoring goal, a turnover in center ice, or a player chatting after the last game, we very rarely see player interaction away from bright lights. Last season I got to see the relationship between Matt Martin and Ross Johnston up close, and it sure is special. (NYI Hockey Now)
Two heavy decisions and a cascade of actions, reactions and consequences await you. As Kasperi Kapanen recently laughed, the Pittsburgh Penguins have bigger decisions (than him), as new contracts for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang headline GM Ron Hextall’s to-do list. writes Dan Kingerski. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
In 2020-21, Washington Capitals defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk found himself skating regularly with the extras and taxi crew. Due to the team’s depth on the blue line, TVR was mostly a healthy zero and seventh defenseman skating in just 20 games and spending most of his time using extended practices as his games. Now he is arguably one of the team’s greatest assets on the blue line, writes Sammi Silber. (washington hockey now)
Two former Stanley Cup winners from the Detroit Red Wings are running for president of the Czech Ice Hockey Association. Czech hockey legend Jaromir Jagr supports one, but it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of, writes Bob Duff. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Watching the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday brought me back to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. If you’re a Flyers fan, you surely remember how lucky Jeff Carter could have lifted his team in Game 7, writes Sam Cardichi. (Philly Hockey now)
OK, so do you remember when Adrian Dater told you a few days ago that the Stanley Cup Finals would start on June 15 or June 18? Well, yes, he was right about that (what does that say about a blind squirrel and acorns again?). Here is the official schedule for the Stanley Cup Finals between the Avalanche and…ahh, we don’t know yet. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Welcome back to Vegas Hockey Now’s season review series where we take a look at every Vegas Golden Knights player and their 2021-22 season, from Michael Amadio to Zach Whitecloud. Today’s player is Shea Theodore. (Vegas Hockey Now)
Could Brent Burns play somewhere other than San Jose next year? Makes sense: Burns is still a top defenseman, he’s 37, and the San Jose Sharks are three years old and short of the playoffs. But where could he go? (San Jose Hockey Now)
Looking at the circumstances of the Calgary Flames offseason, we start with the easiest. Despite an extremely disappointing second-round outing against the Edmonton Oilers, the Flames are placed in the goalie position, writes Steve MacFarlane. (Calgary Hockey Now)
The Canucks roll call rates every player who figured prominently in the Vancouver Canucks’ 2021-22 season fortunes. We’ll take a look at the ups and downs they’ve had in the recent campaign, as well as what the future holds for them in Vancouver. Today we feature forward Jason Dickinson. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
After a vicious punch from a New York Rangers fan knocked out a Tampa Bay Lightning fan after the Rangers lost in Game 5, Madison Square Garden banned 29-year-old James Anastasio from never set foot in the arena again. He was arrested shortly after throwing the punch and was charged with two counts of assault, two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of harassment. (Athleticism)
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