NHL Daily: Andrew Shaw Potentially Facing Suspension, Las Vegas Plans to Hold Mock Drafts, Untapped Market in China, and More (Morning Coffee Headlines)
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In today’s edition: Andrew Shaw could be hearing from the department of player safety after a questionable hit on Tuesday night, Las Vegas plans to hold monthly mock drafts throughout the season, NHL looking at ways to generate revenue through the untapped Chinese market, and much more!
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NHL Daily: Morning Coffee Headlines
Andrew Shaw Potentially Facing Suspension
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) is pursued by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) during the first period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Canadiens new acquisition Andrew Shaw is in hot water following Tuesday’s preseason match-up against the Capitals. He was ejected in the second period and assessed a major for boarding for a nasty hit on Connor Hobbs following a slew-foot on the Habs forward. [NBC Sports]
Oct 13, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; General view of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign at Las Vegas Blvd on the Las Vegas strip before the NBA preseason game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
In preparation for next June’s expansion Draft, Las Vegas GM George McPhee plans to hold monthly expansion drafts with his management and scouting team. This should help the NHL’s 31st franchise in their evaluation process in figuring which players to focus on. [The Score]
Reports surfaced on Tuesday that Artemi Panarin is seeking a six-year deal at upwards of $6 million dollars/year. Colin Likas at Blackhawk Up discusses how the reports are eerily reminiscent of the Brandon Saad ordeal. GM Stan Bowman has some difficult decisions to make if he plans to keep Panarin long-term. [Blackhawk Up]
NHL’s Interest in Chinese Market to Influence Olympic Participation?
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Even if the NHL decides to skip South Korea in 2018, there’s no way they’ll miss out on Beijing in 2022. Mark Zeisberger discusses how the NHL has big plans to dip its feet in the untapped market of China with a population of 1.35 billion. [National Post]
Dallas Stars Goals for 2016-17
The offensively potent Dallas Stars have their sights set on a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2016-17. Allison Scott over at Blackout Dallas discusses four major goals that must be achieved in order to make that happen. [Blackout Dallas]
Sep 21, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Team North America center Mark Scheifele (55) skates with the puck against Team Sweden in overtime during preliminary round play in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Gary Bettman made it seem as though the going-in intention was for Team North America/Europe to be one-time bids at the World Cup of Hockey. Comments on Tuesday during the Centennial press conference reiterated that idea suggesting the NHL will turn to a qualifying process for those final two spots in 2020. [Yahoo Sports]
Will Jakob Chychrun be on Coyotes Opening Night Roster?
With Kevin Connauton out indefinitely, Jonathan King over at Howlin’ Hockey believes Jakob Chychrun could be in line to begin the year in Arizona. It could be one of those scenarios where the Coyotes use the 9-game window before sending him back to junior. [Howlin’ Hockey]
John Williams at Blue Line Station made a trade proposal of Dylan McIlrath, Kevin Hayes/or J.T. Miller, and a first round draft pick. It’s a relatively decent offer, but it’s difficult to gauge proper trade value when you have personal attachments to players on your favorite team.
Here’s what it might take:
D Brady Skjei (probably the only defenseman that’ll get a deal done) (1) of – J.T. Miller, Oscar Lindberg 2017 1st round pick/or 2018 2nd round pick + prospect
Still interested Rangers fans?
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