Earlier today we reported on a story that the NHL had a ‘deal in principle’ worked out with an ownership group based out of Toronto, to move the franchise to Winnipeg if the league couldn’t sell the team by June.
An important note in the story is that the city council of Glendale, Arizona will be meeting tomorrow to discuss possible lease concessions; the financial aspects of the arena lease are one of the biggest issues facing a potential sale of the team to keep the team local.
The NHL is doing all it can to keep the team in Arizona, and like we said earlier the supposed deal with David Thomson was merely — if true — a backup plan if the first two two potential owners didn’t work out.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.