Venerable New York Post scribe Larry Brooks reports the Rangers have had preliminary talks with Anaheim about acquiring Bobby Ryan. Brooks notes that the level of interest and ability to make a deal remain unclear, and that it “could be proverbial tire-kicking, could be more.”
New York also has moveable assets, which makes talks all the more intriguing. GM Glen Sather has only three no-movement/no-trade clauses (Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, Sean Avery) and a stable of young defensive prospects not named Ryan McDonagh — who Brooks listed as “off-limits” (along with center Derek Stepan).
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
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.