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With everything that has been going on around the NHL this off-season, I figured now was as good a time as any to see what NHL.com’s Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman thought about all the moves, signings, deals, etc that has occurred this off-season.
PH: What are your general thoughts regarding what has happened so far this off-season whether it has been a trade, signing, draft pick, etc.?
AK: I think what really has stood out to me since July 1 is that there seems to be something new happening every day. The off-season seems to be shrinking by the day, and if you close your eyes for a minute, you’ll miss something noteworthy.
PH: How much of an impact do you think Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will have on the Minnesota Wild? Do these two signings automatically make the Wild a playoff team or is there still a lot of work to be done to make that happen? Why?
AK: I think brining in Parise and Suter, combined with what the Wild already had in Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley and Niklas Backstrom, makes them a contender for the Northwest Division title. I think the additions of some very talented young players, especially Mikael Granlund and Charlie Coyle, also pushes them up the standings. Their defense after Suter isn’t proven, but between Marco Scandella, Tom Gilbert and Justin Falk, they have some pretty good building blocks.
In what has been an extremely busy offseason in the NHL, NHL.com’s deputy managing editor, Adam Kimelman, was kind enough to take some time to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he became a hockey writer, and how he got a gig with NHL.com.
PH: How did you get into hockey?
AK: During the 1989 playoffs, one of the kids in my Hebrew school class brought a 5-inch Sony Watchman to class so he could watch Flyers-Penguins playoff series. I got into the game, and was even more into it seeing how excited everyone around me was getting. Then not long after came Lindros, and after that I was hooked.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team and player? Why?
AK: The Flyers, based on geography—growing up in South Jersey, they were the team closest to me. Favorite player probably was Lindros, because when I was really getting into hockey, he was just so dominant.
According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, New York Rangers’ forward Chris Drury was on the ice today preparing as if he was going to play in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
This would be welcome news for a team that struggled mightily in the face-off circle in Game 1.
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