Links, News and Notes: Landeskog to Miss Next Season, Chicago Wins Bedard, Prospect Update and More

Thursday's Edition of the Links, News and Notes

Links, News and Notes: Landeskog to Miss Next Season, Chicago Wins Bedard, Prospect Update and More
  • Missing any time to injury is difficult for a team Captain but Gabriel Landeskog will have to endure missing another full season as he recovers from a cartilage transplant surgery. At this point, the 30-year-old will focus on rehabbing an injury that could be the start of the end of his career but let's hope this is not the way a player like Landeskog leaves the game.
  • Out of all the teams to get lucky, the Chicago Blackhawks will be the one to land Connor Bedard in a few weeks. Besides Chicago's fans, this was probably the outcome that most people wanted the least. It really is unfortunate that the NHL felt the Blackhawks should be able to continue business as usual in light of the Kyle Beach revelations, and now they've been rewarded with a possibly generational talent.
  • Speaking of NHL discipline, the Vancouver Canucks were fined $50,000 for having an off-season practice. Yes, the NHL has got to make sure they lay down the hammer when it matters the most.
  • It should come as a surpise to noone that Brady Tkachuk is a King. Ok, bad jokes aside, it's always nice to see our Captain recognized, especially for his work in the community. Tkachuk has been nominated for the King Clancy award which exemplifies leadership on and off the ice.

Prospect Update

  • After losing Game 1 to the Idaho Steelheads on Friday, the Allen American had to wait for their chance to rebound. Due to the unfortunate events that occurred in Allen, TX; Game 2 was postponed from Saturday to Wednesday. In Game 2,
  • Zack Ostapchuk and the Winnipeg Ice will face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the next round, after Seattle won Game 6 on Monday night to win their series against the Kamloops Blazers. In 13 playoff games, Ostapchuk has 11 points (8 goals, 3 assists).

Playoff Update

Last night's games

Toronto Maple Leafs (2) @ Florida Panthers (1) - Panthers lead series 3-1

While unfortunately, they couldn't complete the sweep last night, the Panthers will have an opportunity to make it hurt more as they take the series in Toronto. We just need this series to end already.

Vegas Golden Knights (1) @ Edmonton Oilers (4) - Series tied 2-2

The back-and-forth series heads to Vegas tied at two games apiece after the Oilers triumphed in a game that was marred by several dirty plays by both teams. Alex Pietrangelo's slash on Leon Draisaitl at the end of the game seems likely to lead to disciplinary action. There's play-off hockey, and then there's whatever the heck is going on in this series.

New Jersey Devils @ Carolina Hurricanes - Canes lead series 3-1

The Devils looked like they might have woken up to get back into the series only to falter once again and fall 3-1 to the Hurricanes. Credit to Carolina, they haven't exactly been easy to beat. Tonight they get the chance to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Seattle Kraken @ Dallas Stars - Series tied 2-2

This series is very underrated but I think both teams have shown they can win the series. Tonight we find out who will get the advantage.

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