Sportsnet: It’s a waiting game for Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine. Just two weeks to go before the waiting is all done and fans will know which name to put on the back of their jersey.
Sportsnet: Laine – Being drafted first overall would be dream come true. (video). Patrik Laine says being drafted first overall in the NHL has been his dream since childhood, and seeing Finnish youngster Joonas Donskoi star for the Sharks makes him want his dream even more.
Toronto Sun: Laine vs. Puljujärvi. In the This And That section (midway down the article) on the scouts preference and it isn’t for the Finnish player most fans have been yammering about since end of April when Winnipeg moved up to the second spot.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Recap:
Part 1: Topics include – Grant Clitsome retires from the Winnipeg Jets, Andrew Ladd, Pittsburgh Penguins/San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Final matchup, Ken Hitchcock signs one year contract extension with the St.Louis Blues, Trade Winds picking up throughout the NHL, Casey Cizikas signs 5 year contract with the New York Islanders. To listen click here.
Part 2: Topics include – The Future of the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, The NHL and the 2018 Olympics. Guests: Arthur Staple (New York Islanders writer for Newsday), Jonas Siegel (The Canadian Press), Ed Willes (Vancouver Province), Keener (Keener Jerseys). To listen click here.