In Red Wings Land
“Wearing the winged wheel has been a dream since I first started playing hockey, and maybe even before,” Glendening said. “I never knew if it was going to be a reality, but it was something I always dreamed of. Every day I come to the rink to and get to put that sweater on, it’s a special day for me.
“I’d love to be part of this moving forward.”
This is the same story as was in QH yesterday but if the diggers are going to bury all the stuff in dump-out posts then I’m going to go to ends to make sure the content is shared.
Lots of talk around about the veterans versus kids stuff. My bottom line is that without signing any free agents, Detroit is relying on Hayden Verbeek to fill their 12th forward slot... and that’s IF they still have Frans Nielsen around.
Glendening is likely going to command more than I would want to pay him if he explores the open market. If that happens then farewell. If he really does want to feel the special dream of putting on the Winged wheel, then my unfortunate truth is that he’s the one paying a bit of a premium to do it.
Around the League
Incredibly relieved to see he was stable enough to be released. I hope he has a full, speedy recovery.
Some exciting news out of Nashville as Tennessee State University is exploring the possibility of becoming the first HBCU to begin a men’s and women’s hockey program.— David Amber (@DavidAmber) May 21, 2021
TSU partnering with the NHL, the Predators and College Hockey Inc.
This is how you grow the game!
Shared in yesterday’s QH comments, but worth repeating. Cool stuff.
With the 20-21 NHL regular season now complete, we have updated our Contract Projections! These are the final projections for this offseason. Here are our top 10 projected contracts for the start of free agency.— Evolving-Hockey (@EvolvingHockey) May 21, 2021
All projections can be found here: https://t.co/pYn92xn1PR pic.twitter.com/UkN8gicyD6
If you are wondering why it says “Different” for Ovechkin, here’s why:
A point of clarification - the “same/different” indicator is not a projection of whether a player re-signs or not. This is an updatable feature and the default view is to show projections for UFAs signing with a different team and RFAs signing with the same team.— Evolving-Hockey (@EvolvingHockey) May 21, 2021