DENVER – A handful of peak NHL draft possibilities spoke, questions stay concerning the standing of a couple of Colorado Avalanche forwards and the Bolts get ready for a comeback effort. This is the most recent notes from the Stanley Cup ultimate:
– Most sensible 2022 NHL draft possibilities Conor Geekie, Matthew Savoie, Shane Wright, and Cutter Gauthier have been in attendance on Monday earlier than performing some media interviews. All are anticipated to be peak 10 choices for the draft, with Shane Wright sitting because the top-rated prospect. The Montreal Canadiens hang the primary total pick out.
– Wright stated he believes he is in a position to step into the NHL immediately subsequent season, without reference to the place he lands. The primary pick out in 2021, Owen Energy, elected to spend an additional 12 months in school earlier than signing with the Buffalo Sabres overdue within the season.
– Nazem Kadri skated solo earlier than apply once more, practising with a stick for the third-straight apply after struggling a hand damage in opposition to Edmonton. Nonetheless no replace on his situation.
– Andrew Cogliano practiced with the principle staff once more, and Avalanche trainer Jared Bednar stated that Cogliano is “in all probability an choice” for Recreation 2.
– Jack Johnson stated he only recently graduated from the College of Michigan. He spent two years there earlier than turning professional with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007. Johnson took lessons throughout non-playoff years and throughout breaks because of COVID-19.
– Tampa Bay’s Corey Perry on being resilient after a loss: “It’s a must to play with slightly additional urgency for your recreation as a result of you do not want to move down by means of two earlier than going house.”
– Perry persevered: “You get there at any such younger age and also you suppose it will occur over and time and again. It took me 13, 14, 15 years to get again. Now it is 3 in a row. It is thrilling. It by no means will get outdated.”
– Tampa Bay Lightning trainer Jon Cooper stated he does not suppose his group wishes to switch the rest main in Recreation 2. “We want to alternate our execution.”
– The Lightning did not skate on Saturday.
– Sunday is a commute day for each groups, with apply to renew on Monday.