Two outdoor games on Lake Tahoe?
Elliotte Freidman of Sportsnet: Multiple sources say the NHL is planning on hold two outdoor games on Lake Tahoe on February 20th and 21st.
The first matchup will be the Colorado Avalanche vs the Vegas Golden Knights, followed the next day with the Philadelphia Flyers vs the Boston Bruins.
The “outdoor weekend” will be held at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort. There won’t be fans in attendance. The total number of people working and traveling parties will be around 400 people.
List of players who are on PTOs
David Pagnotta: Players on PTOs
AZ: F Gauthier, Z McIntyre, J Schmaltz
BUF: R Sheahan
CGY: G Sparks
CBJ: M Del Zotto
EDM: D Shore, R Stanton
FLA: K Connauton, S Darling
PIT: J Nolan
SJ: J Megna
STL: M Hoffman
TB: C Nieves
WAS: C Anderson
WPG: C Kehler, T Lewis, J Oligny
Stuetzle to start on the wing … Brannstrom wants the right side but won’t get his wish
Murray Pam: Smith on Brannstrom: “He’s going to a better left defenseman. I think he’s able to make more plays on that side. It’s an unfortunate year, with possibly a shortened AHL season. Whatever happens, a lot of young kids aren’t going to get the minutes they would’ve had.”
“Whether you’re playing American League or NHL, you’re always playing. He’s going to be a very good player when his chance comes. If it’s right away or it’s middle of the year, or whatever it is? He’s going to be a very good player.”