Lou won’t talk about a Trotz extension
Andrew Gross: New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello wouldn’t comment about any negotiations with coach Barry Trotz about a contract extension. Lamoriello said that it was an internal matter and not to read into his answer.
Trotz’s contract is up after next season.
Rielly on the Leafs keeping the core together
Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs pending UFA defenseman Morgan Rielly when asked about the Maple Leafs keeping their core together: “Hockey is the ultimate team sport. It’s not about any one small group of players. We’ve got lots of new guys, we’ve got a new mentality it feels like for me. It’s a great opportunity for us.”
Rangers looking for a potential top-six in return for Kravtsov
Have been told that he is willing to play in the AHL with a different team and that he would consider a one-year contract extension around what his qualifying offer would be for next season.
The Rangers are expecting the return to be a player with top-six potential.
GM Bowman on Dylan Strome
“The thing you have to look at, we have a little bit of a different look. We’re trying to build not juset a purely skilled team. Those guys are very skilled, Gaudette and Strome both. They did well. There’s nothing wrong with the way they played. But where we are tonight, they’re not in the lineup but they’re still with us, they’re still part of the team, and all you can ask them to do is keep being ready whent their opportunity comes.
We certainly have more depth in the middle, so from that perspective, maybe that’s been harder for Dylan just because he’s a natural center. We have Tyler Johnson and Jonathan and Kirby, none of those guys were here last year… So I think it’s probably more circumstantial than anything.”