Here’s the preseason schedule tonight. OMG it’s October! Hey, wait a minute, these games still don’t count. I want a refund!
Anyway, here’s tonight’s schedule and, yeah, one game is already over because the Hurricanes have to leave the country to go to Europe. All times listed are Eastern because we’re like that.
Carolina 2 – Atlanta 1 (F/OT)
Plus: Newly named alternate captain Brandon Sutter had both goals for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward played stellar stopping 30 shots in the win.
Minus: I guess losing a preseason game to a divisional foe is reason enough for a minus. Otherwise not a lot negative to write home about in this one.
Buffalo @ Philadelphia
Columbus @ Washington
Detroit @ Toronto
Ottawa @ NY Rangers
NY Islanders @ New Jersey
Tampa Bay @ Florida
Pittsburgh @ Chicago
Calgary @ Edmonton
Vancouver @ Anaheim
The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.
Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.
(Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)
While undoubtedly exciting for the organization, the release of these new thirds isn’t taking anybody by surprise. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.
The Avs will debut these new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.
Related: Roy explains why he didn’t call time out
Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?
Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:
With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.
That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.
Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.
Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith