Newark, NJ – Nashville is the place to be over the next couple of days. The NHL Awards will be handed out tonight with a trio of New Jersey Devils attending the festivities as nominees for their respective awards.
Around the NHL, business continues to pick up as teams are busy on the trade market and re-signing players. However, one blockbuster brewing seems to have hit a snag.
Catch up on it all in today’s daily. Let’s dive in.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: Last call to submit your mailbag questions. Tweet them at James using the following Twitter link:
— James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) June 25, 2023
🏆 AWARD SEASON: Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, and Lindy Ruff are all in Nashville getting ready for tonight’s NHL Awards. Hughes is nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Hischier is nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, and Ruff is nominated for the Jack Adams Award.
Jack and Lindy, stay put for the selfie video. Captain’s orders. pic.twitter.com/v0CqNIGdZh
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 25, 2023
National Hockey Now
Philly Hockey Now: In just 24 hours, things between the Flyers and St. Louis Blues have certainly changed. After Torey Krug reportedly opted not to waive his no-trade clause, the blockbuster deal that was brewing has been downgraded. It sounds like Kevin Hayes is still headed to the Blues in what might just be a cap dump for the Flyers. More on this here.
Los Angeles Kings
LA Hockey Now: The Kings traded away Sean Durzi to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. It appears that was to make some cap room for who might be incoming. According to reports, the Kings and Winnipeg Jets are closing in on a deal that would send Pierre-Luc Dubois to Los Angeles. Dubois is also nearing an extension.
Colorado Hockey Now: Despite bringing in Ryan Johansen, the Avalanche want to bring back J.T. Compher. However, following a career-high 52-point season, Compher can likely cash in on the open market for more than what Colorado is willing to pay. If he reaches free agency, the Chicago Blackhawks have already expressed interest in the forward.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Hockey Now: After capturing the Stanley Cup with Vegas, goaltender Aiden Hill was headed for free agency. However, according to reports, Hill and the Golden Knights are nearing an extension.
Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers made the right call when they drafted Anton Lundell. At the ripe age of just 21 years old, he’s already made a good impression on Florida’s brass. According to Panthers GM Bill Zito, he was impressed with what he saw from the Finnish forward in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.