A little reading before setting off on a flight from Florida to Vegas.
“We’re one game away from winning” – Nicolas Roy
For the Panthers, it’s comforting to know that they experienced this reality against the Bruins. They’ll need Tkachuk.https://t.co/dVSHa3ELAY
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) June 11, 2023
For a long time, and still today, player empowerment – the fact that players increasingly control their own destiny – has not been particularly well received in the NHL. Let’s say it’s a phenomenon we see more in the NBA, where transactions are multiplied and the league’s stars incessantly force transactions in order to play with the team they want.
It’s become normal, the world finds it boring, but has no choice but to accept it.
– David Poulin (@djpoulin20) June 11, 2023
And considering the trend, it could be worrying for the future of the NHL’s more northerly markets. Calgary and Buffalo, two unglamorous cities where it’s not very warm, have been abandoned in favor of southern markets, which are two of the most popular cities in the United States.
We’re not 2 years away from seeing player movement in the NHL as volatile as in the NBA, but the change in mentality could start with these two success stories.
In a gust
– Vegas on the verge of victory.
– Special though.
Five years ago Chandler Stephenson helped deny the Golden Knights of a Stanley Cup.
Tonight, he put them on the verge of one.
My story from Florida, on @TheAthleticNHL-https://t.co/7TUdvcJrAp
– Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 11, 2023