The Calgary Flames are, once again, in the market for a backup goalie.
General manager Darryl Sutter, in an interview Wednesday, confirmed Vesa Toskala — an unrestricted free agent who drew a salary of $4 million US last season — is not returning to the club.
Oilers head coach Pat Quinn appeared on ‘Off The Record’ on Wednesday and discussed potential approaches for Edmonton at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, where they are slated to have the No. 1 selection overall.
“I know the management side of our organization is working on it all the time. They’re obviously very serious – this is a big pick for our guys,” Quinn told host Michael Landsberg.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Patrick Kane’s goal 4:10 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers to take a deciding Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Kane shot from a sharp angle along the left wing, and managed to sneak a low shot through Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton, touching off a wild celebration by the visitors, who claimed their first championship since 1961.
But the most relevant fact is this: Word around the NHL is the team’s fourth overall pick is available. Ownership, tired of hearing about the future, wants success – now. There is going to be a very good player – Connolly? Fowler ? Gudbranson? – available in that spot, and Columbus is going to try and leverage it into some immediate help.
Sharks Captain Rob Blake Retiring
Predators prepare for free agency
St. Louis Blues begin contract talks with Chris Mason
European teams showing interest in Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda