NHL Daily: Ken Campbell of The Hockey News released profit estimates for the World Cup of Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs F Peter Holland is reportedly on the trade block, Vegas with a long list of notable minority owners, and more! (Morning Coffee Headlines)
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Ken Campbell of The Hockey News released estimated figures for profits of October’s World Cup of Hockey. Each participating player stood to make around $75,000 to $80,000. Every other NHLer who spent all 186 days on an NHL roster in 2015-16 stands to make around $10,000. Teams and federations also split a chunk of money (full details on Yahoo). [Yahoo Sports]
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, it looks like Leafs F Peter Holland is on the trade block. This could be an attempt to make room for Josh Leivo who is believed to be healthy, but is being kept sidelined so Toronto doesn’t have to place him on waivers. [Editor in Leaf]
Golden Knights Minority Owners
The list of notable minority owners is beginning to grow for the NHL’s 31st franchise. Investing in Las Vegas so far is NFL’s Rob Gronkowski and Prince Amukamara, MLB’s Jose Bautista, former NHLers Mark Recchi and Alexei Yashin, and model Carol Alt. [Comcast NE]
Yesterday, I presented the top potential targets between the pipes for the Vegas Golden Knights in next June’s expansion draft. Today, we shift to the blue line. You could argue that it might be Vegas’ deepest position to pick from. They won’t get their hands on a no.1 defenseman immediately, but they should have a top four that is comparable to many other groups around the league.
Potential Top Targets on the Blue Line in Expansion: