- The World Championships begin tomorrow in Denmark. The US and Canada play in one of the two opening games of the tournament, starting just after 10:00 Eastern. Here’s the schedule for the group stage from the IIHF.
- Just trust us when we say that this translates to Sebastian Aho serving as an alternate captain for Finland:
- Admit it: you can’t get enough of these pads.
- A couple of articles about Rick Dudley. This one discusses what he did in Montreal and why his departure leaves Marc Bergevin in a bind. [The Athletic ($)]
- Then this one, discussing how a position with the Hurricanes brings Dudley’s career full circle. [The Athletic (free)]
- Three games for Tom Wilson, which has earned plaudits for the Department of Player Safety from just about everyone. [ProHockeyTalk]
- Rarely in his career has Rick Nash been a complementary, under-the-radar player until now. [NHL.com]