The Vancouver Canucks are busy today. In addition to trading Ryan Kesler and Jason Garrison, they’ve also acquired tough winger Derek Dorsett from the New York Rangers for the 85th selection in today’s draft, a pick that was acquired from the Ducks in the Kesler deal.
Dorsett, 27, had four goals and four assists, plus 128 penalty minutes, in 51 games for the Rangers in 2013-14. He has one year remaining on his contract (cap hit $1.63 million) before he can become an unrestricted free agent.
Dorsett will join a Vancouver team that lacked forward depth this past season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will gain some much-needed cap space, with a number of key free agents requiring new contracts.
Derek Dorsett is getting married tomorrow, but not as a Ranger. As a Canuck
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger