Links, News, and Notes: No-Trade Non-Transparency

It's not if, it's how the Sens will be punished for the Dadonov debacle

Links, News, and Notes: No-Trade Non-Transparency
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It's Monday, and the Ottawa Senators are off until Thursday. Here's what's going on around the league to help you settle in for the week ahead:

  • First off, some punishment for the Sens is coming for not communicating Evgenii Dadonov’s no-trade list to the Golden Knights. It seems silly to me, considering that the existence of the clause is easily found on CapFriendly (plus the NHL is notably lenient on certain things that matter a little more in my opinion), so I'll be upset if it's anything more than a fine or a late-round pick that gets lost
  • The Sens called up Kleven and Matinpalo with the injuries to Chabot and Brännström, and I kind of even forgot Matinpalo existed. I'm hoping that with a couple more days to get used to the team, they'll play a little more than 10 minutes each next game.
  • How did Ottawa win on Saturday? As Tim Baines writes, it was a 'whatever it takes' approach, but also mostly stellar goaltending.
  • Warning that this came prior to Saturday's game, but Gregg Kennedy looked at 5 issues facing the Sens this early in the season
  • Ian Mendes digs a little deeper into what comes next after the Shane Pinto suspension for all parties involved
  • Some thoughts on Sens fan Matthew Perry passing away at age 54
  • Also, condolences to Adam Johnson's family, who passed away at age 29 due to an in-game "freak accident" involving his taking a skate to the throat
  • What are the NHL's rules about gambling following Pinto's suspension? Nobody knows exactly, and we'll hear a lot more about this in the coming weeks, but there's been some reminders from the NHL about respecting their extremely vague rules
  • Jumbo Joe has officially retired as one of the best players of the modern era
  • The outdoor game outfits have become almost more important than the games themselves, and the Oilers and Flames did not disappoint last night
  • Who are the NHL's scariest players, currently and all-time? Some at Daily Faceoff offer their thoughts, and I'm not gonna lie, Radko Gudas and Scott Stevens make sense to me among the names offered
  • Even before Saturday's games, Ottawa was still (just barely) in a playoff spot in ESPN's Power Rankings
  • Will the Habs make a lot of trades at the deadline? Probably, especially with the renaissance of Sean Monahan
  • The Hockey News looks at 6 early-season disappointments, including the Oilers being lacklustre and Ovechkin looking like he might be in tough to ever catch Gretzky's record
  • Willie O'Ree has done so much to promote the NHL, and his legacy is being honoured in a Canada Post stamp
  • Also, I haven't seen any articles about this, but I'd like to point out that Ridly Greig's 7 points in 8 games lead all rookies in total points and in points per game (min. 3 games). With Pinto out a while, he has the chance to surprise a lot of people and keep putting up numbers.
  • Finally, if you haven't watched the behind-the-scenes of Anderson's retirement, watch it now. I'm not sure if the surprise hug of Alfie, if Phillips mentioning frozen chicken, or if Andy's credit to his family was my favourite part:

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