Two of the three North American entries have their coaches for the World Cup of Hockey in 2016. What about Canada?
Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich got booted from a KHL playoff game after delivering a spear to an opponent’s groin. The 20-year-old was making his post-season debut with SKA St. Petersburgh and was booted after logging only 6:23 of ice time.
It took an entire off-season for the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen to come to terms on a new contract, but he’s been worth every cent Columbus has paid him this season. If he keeps this up, his three-year, $12 million deal is going to be one of the best contracts in hockey.
Canada got a scare from the Russians and trailed for the second time in the entire tournament, but Brad Marchand’s pair of goals helped put Canada ahead for good.
Red Deer Rebels center Connor Bleackley will be cheering for goals — and lots of them — in the Memorial Cup. Bleackley has pledged $20 to Canadian Red Cross for every goal the Rebels score, with his donation going to support those affected by the Fort McMurray fires.
Just because commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the NHL isn't formally considering expansion doesn't mean the league won't increase its number of teams in the near-future.