A few quick takes on Tuesday afternoon:
"I showed them what I could do," Tolchinsky said of the six-day Hurricanes camp which concluded Saturday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., home of the Canes. "I felt pretty good there."
When asked how he fared at the New York Rangers camp, which was earlier, he answered, "I think I played pretty good there, but I played better in Carolina," Tolchinsky said. "I played almost my best hockey there," he added. "I really tried hard to do my best. I played like it was a real game."
The winger went on to say that no one from the Canes spoke to him about signing a contract with the team.
The Hurricanes said "they’d keep watching me," Tolchinsky added. "They’re going to follow me and watch how I play this coming year."
The winger has already committed to play with the Rangers prospects at Traverse City, so the New York brass will undoubtedly be watching him as well. It will be interesting to see who signs him first.
Earlier today, Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus.com, shared a link on Twitter which showed a sample concussion base line test document.
Ever wonder what a player is going through when they leave the ice after a hit to the head? Probably answering these questions, or some much like this.
Jagr's contract is a bit different. It calls for a base salary of $2 million, but he will be paid another $2 million based upon the number of games he plays.
(If he plays a total of 45 games, he will receive the entire $4 million dollar contract).
I can see positive and negative regarding this type of deal. In principle I can see the logic, but do you want anything less than a fully healthy 41-42 year-old out on the ice? There is little doubt that if there is money on the line, Jagr is going to find a way to play, injured or not, feeling 100% or not.
This puts a lot of pressure on coach Peter DeBoer and his staff to manage the situation.
Do you like this type of contract or no?