Kuznetsov doesn’t know when he’s coming to N.A. … All quiet on Marchand front … A terrible list of NHL relocation/expansion cities

  • Alessandro Seren Rosso via twitter: Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov will head to the NHL but he doesn’t know when, “maybe tomorrow, maybe in 3 years, maybe in 1 year.”
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: “Only crickets are being heard on the Brad Marchand front, with neither side amenable to disclosing information regarding negotiations.” Marchand’s deal could have an effect on what Tyler Ennis of the Sabres gets/is looking for in his next deal after this upcoming season. In Shea Weber’s arbitration hearing, Nashville used Keith Yandle and Dustin Byfuglien as comparables.
  • Steve MacFarland of the Calgary Sun: “The Business Journal” put out a list of cities that were the best candidates for NHL expansion or relocation. Quebec City was 31 of 58 North American cities. Hamilton was 33 behind Honlulu, Orlando and Tulsa.

    The Business Journals’ Top 10 markets for NHL expansion/relocation:
    1. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.
    2. Houston, Texas
    3. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn.
    4. Las Vegas, Nev.
    5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Va.
    6. Providence, RI
    7. Austin, Texas
    8. Hartford, Conn.
    9. Sacramento, Calif.
    10. Richmond, Va.

    Here’s our list of five North American cities in which we’d like to see an NHL team:
    1. Quebec City
    2. Hamilton, Ont.
    3. Seattle, Wash.
    4. Hartford, Conn.
    5. Saskatoon, Sask.

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings forward Darren Helm had 32 points in 82 games last season. “Helm could end up centering the third line along with headlining the penalty-killing forward group in 2011-12. He’s a hard worker wherever he goes and is only going to get better.”


  1. D

    08/21/2011 at 10:08 am

    is bettman seriously considering hockey in honolulu before in quebec/hamilton? that should be an instant firing right there

  2. Mark Easson

    08/21/2011 at 10:33 am

    There is NO WAY he’d consider that.

  3. John Smith

    08/21/2011 at 11:54 am

    A third Southern California Area would be dumb based on the fact that neither LA or Anahiem can sell out games now. Sacramento failed when it came to Basketball, as did Hartford. Providence RI is out because of it’s size and media market. And I would have a hard time believing that any city in Texas would support Hockey, because even Dallas cannot sell out the Stars games.

    This list is typical and stupid from a Business Magazine, that knows little about sports.

  4. Gloria Roberts

    08/22/2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hamilton is in Sabre territory.

  5. Wunschkind

    08/23/2011 at 12:53 pm

    Well that list was certainly good for a laugh. If it’s no in anyone’s territory, a team in London may not be such a bad idea.. I mean, if Hamilton is being talked about and all.