Good morning to you. Here’s some news to get you started for today.
Around the League
While the NHL continues to evaluate which hub cities will play host to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continue. One key negotiation piece: Putting NHL players back in the winter olympics. (Sportsnet)
Speaking of hub cities, it seems as though Las Vegas is no longer destined to be one, despite early reports indicating that Sin City was a virtual lock. (KOI)
The Columbus Blue Jackets, once in need of calling those from the stands to skate, are getting Alexandre Texier back from injured reserve. They also got Seth Jones back not too long ago. Watch out for the Jackets. (CBJ)
Golden Knights news
Vegas signed prospect goalie Jiri Patera to his entry-level deal. A sixth-round pick by the Golden Knights in 2017 has looked promising in his development. (KOI)
Lifeguard Arena, the soon-to-be headquarters for the Henderson Silver Knights, had its topping off ceremony last week.