Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while tipping my hat to Mrs. Tom Brady for owing that opening night of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Sean Leahy has the details of a Wayne Gretzky rookie hockey card selling for $465,000 at auction.
*Former NHL player and Winnipeg hot taker Scott Campbell talks about the Jacob Trouba situation in Winnipeg, and the rumblings that the unsigned restricted free agent isn’t happy with his role with the Jets.
*Speaking of the Winnipeg Jets and those sweet Heritage Classic sweaters they’ll wear this season, former Jets greats and flying Finns Teppo Numminen and Teemu Selanne are planning to suit up for the alumni game.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker writes that one of the New York Islanders goalies needs to step up if they want to be serious contenders.
*Speaking of the Isles, there are big rumblings around the organization that Long Island wants their hockey team back. I understand why given that it was borderline impossible for Isles fans to get to Brooklyn for their home games last season.
*Mika Zibanejad is not focused on the Ottawa Senators after being traded to the Rangers, and is ready for a new start on Broadway.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Las Vegas expansion franchise owner Bill Foley saying that they can’t use the “Knights” as a team name because of the junior hockey London Knights. This makes zero sense to me given that we have the New York Rangers, and the Kitchener Rangers, and others just like that. Who cares if there is an NHL team and an OHL team both named the Knights?
*For something completely different: Video of a pair of Great White Sharks feasting on a whale carcass right off the coast of Cape Cod is crazy.