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Thursday Afternoon Hockey Thoughts

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- This is me thinking out loud, but I’d be curious to see if the Islanders ask to speak to Lamoriello should Toronto not keep him in the same position. Son Chris is already there, and Lamoriello has a good relationship with GM Garth Snow. There’s some logic to it.

- There was a rumour floating around the league that Dean Lombardi was a consideration for the Islanders. But I don’t believe that’s happening.

- Word on the team is that Carolina feels it needs some edge — that they’re too easy to play against. Jeff Skinner is one year away from unrestricted free agency, and they’re going to test his value. You know who could be interested? The Los Angeles Kings.

- The Hurricanes have asked Ron Francis to work from home. Business is brutal sometimes, but sad it ends this way between the organization and one of its greatest players.

much more, including this.

- Not sure how it will end up, but the NHL is considering a “split” on Saturday night. The first 12 picks would be unveiled during the pre-game prior to San Jose/Las Vegas, the final three during the second intermission.

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duhduhduh's avatar

Abby for Skinner, straight up

Posted by duhduhduh on 04/26/18 at 01:16 PM ET


And then flip Skinner for a young defenseman or high pick and/or prospect.

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/26/18 at 04:36 PM ET

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