Keeping with tradition, here’s the updated open thread to keep us all up to date with what’s going on with the Sabres and the rest of the league
From the land of the Sabres, there’s not much going on, outside of Dreger coming on the instigators the other day:
Dreger - I still believe that Don Granato is the strong front runner head coaching candidate. The #Sabres interviewed Rick Tocchet at least twice. #LetsGoBuffalo— WGR 550 (@WGR550) June 25, 2021
Dreger also believes that Jack is getting traded, not an “if” to it. Dreger also thinks the coach will be named before said trade (makes sense with the expansion draft still a month away) and that the Jackets are still interested. Vegas should be increasingly more interested after losing in game 6.
And for around the league,
After the Lightning’s 1-0 win last night to eliminate the New York Islanders 4-3, Tampa Bay will meet the Montreal Canadiens (who beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2) in the Stanley Cup Final beginning on Monday.
2021 Stanley Cup Final schedule (all times ET)
Game 1: Mon., June 28, 8 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning, NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 2: Wed., June 30, 8 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning, NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 3: Fri., July 2, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens. NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 4: Mon., July 5, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens, NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 5: Wed., July 7, 8 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning, NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS*
Game 6: Fri., July 9, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens, NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS*
Game 7: Sun., July 11, 7 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning, NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS*
Mark Messier hired as a studio analyst for ESPN
Dave Hakstol hired as the first coach for the Kraken (the Athletic version)
The alleged sexual assaults that occurred in the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2010 season
And a video from TSN exploring the origins and history of hockey (the TSN article)
And lastly, my first of these. Anything you’d like to see added/removed/changed to the Open threads of the future? All ears!