Brad Treliving: “It’s the Leafs. It means something.”
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 1, 2023
The Stanley Cup Final has not yet begun. In fact, we’ll have to wait another sixty hours (until Saturday night) to see the first skate.
It’s a long time, I know.
The interesting thing about the final is that both teams are made up of a majority of Canadian players. In fact, even though it’s a match-up between two American teams, Canada is well represented.
No fewer than 29 Canadians will be playing… against just seven Americans. That’s more than four times as many.
What’s also interesting is that two of the Golden Knights’ Canadian players will be under the microscope during this series: Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault.
And why? Because it’s against the Panthers.
But nothing was as impressive as seeing the club trade Reilly Smith to Vegas in order to convince the Knights’ staff to take Quebecer Jonathan Marchessault. We’re talking about two of the six remaining players from the Knights’ original edition.
To this, we add 63 points in the playoffs since the franchise’s arrival in the NHL. This places him first in the franchise’s history for points in the playoffs.
In fact, he’s tied for first with – oh yes – Jonathan Marchessault. The latter has 348 points in six seasons in Vegas, putting him at the top of the franchise’s all-time scoring charts.
– Brad Treliving is happy with his new position.
– A name to watch in Pittsburgh.
If Kyle Dubas is to hire a GM, one name to keep in mind: Cam Lawrence.
Also interviewed for GM job during this #pens search.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 1, 2023
– It would be chaos.
Boss move by Kyle Dubas to get revenge on Shanahan by becoming his equal a week later.
Now hire Marc Bergevin as your GM and let’s burn this app down once and for all.
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) June 1, 2023
– The CH alumnus becomes an assistant coach.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) June 1, 2023
– Too bad.