Greig Sparks Debate, Kessel Returns & More

Ridly Greig in the spotlight, Couturier named captain and more in this edition of Links, News Notes.

Greig Sparks Debate, Kessel Returns & More
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It's Thursday and you know what that means! Links, news and notes is right here, ready for your morning coffee.

  • Ian Mendes got a chance to connect with Ridly Greig on the slap shot heard around the world.
  • On a similar note, also from The Athletic, is this great read on 20 of the NHL's unwritten rules, ranking them for ridiculousness. For what it's worth, they rated the aforementioned reaction to the empty net goal a 7/10.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers haven't had a captain since Claude Giroux departed, until now. Sean Couturier was named the 20th captain in Flyers history. He'll have Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton serve as alternates.
  • As the Trade Deadline draws near, the team at TSN are curious what exactly the New Jersey Devils will get up to. Just last season, a very similar roster was one of the best in the league. Are they buyers? Sellers? Somewhere in between?
  • Veteran forward, and three time Stanley Cup Champion, Phil Kessel is back on the ice skating with Vancouver's AHL club. It's expected he'll be signed to the Canucks roster shortly.
  • Unfortunately, despite the great play of the Ottawa Senators of late, it's likely that us Sens fans will have to pay attention to the NHL Draft rankings again this year. Sam Cosentino offers up his latest for Sportsnet.
  • Jake Guentzel left last night's game against the Panthers late with an upper body injury. If out long term, this would be a big blow to the already middling Pittsburgh Penguins.

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