from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
- There is credible chatter reaching Slap Shots that an Eastern Conference team has shown considerable interest in dealing for Evander Kane, the Sharks winger who on Nov. 30 is due to come off his 21-game suspension for violating NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocols, and no, it’s not the Rangers.
Kane, who has faced myriad personal issues throughout his career, was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol” after being investigated by the league for falsifying his vaccination status. That is not some benign error or oversight. Kane’s current vaccination status is unknown. Of course, Kane apologized for his “mistake.”
The 30-year-old Kane, whose contract, at a $7 million average annual value, runs through 2024-25, led the Sharks with both 22 goals and 49 points last season while alienating multiple teammates...
- From Page Six: Which retired player, honored by his former team in a pregame ceremony, angrily accosted a member of the club’s upper management because a friend of his had been a healthy scratch for the match and was thus unavailable to pose with him in uniform during the pregame festivities?
- You think the idea of putting a TV reporter between the benches was a recent revolutionary development?
Well, in Game 4 of the 1974 semifinals when a drive by the Rangers’ Dale Rolfe struck Barry Ashbee in the right eye and thus ended the Philadelphia defenseman’s career, TV reporter Brian McFarlane not only went onto the ice (!) while Ashbee was being attended to and put on a stretcher, he actually got a comment from lineman Matt Pavelich about what had happened.
Imagine the league allowing that now.
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