Sunday Notes: Kadri Still Reportedly Wants 9M, Kuemper Parties With Cup

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A good Sunday to all. We got some rain last night, which felt nice. What doesn’t feel nice: A probable pinched nerve in my neck that is leading to numbness and tingling in my right arm and hand. Getting old sucks. But I can type just fine still, so let’s do some NHL notes, starting with a report in the New York Post today that said the asking price of Nazem Kadri for his services is 9 million per.

  • The item was in Larry Brooks’ weekly hockey column, a must-read always. Brooks opines that “it is no mystery why he remains unsigned” with that salary demand. (NY Post)
  • Of course, this presupposes that Kadri doesn’t already have a deal signed with Howard Hughes-style paranoid New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello, as some believe.
  • Jack Johnson remains hopeful of re-signing with the Avalanche, but as of yet has not received an official offer. There are a couple of other teams interested if he doesn’t come back here.
  • Looks like Darcy Kuemper had a good time on his day with the Stanley Cup, as Keeper of the Cup Phil Pritchard tweeted:
  • Letting sick kids visit with the Cup: now that’s what it’s all about.
  • Cale Makar gets his day with the Cup on Thursday in Calgary.
  • Hard to believe Sidney Crosby is now 35 (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • Nick Suzuki is still glad the Toronto Maple Leafs lost in Round One. Again. Yeah, there’s no love lost between the Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Is Jumbo Joe Thornton headed for a new career in management in the Swiss League if he doesn’t find another NHL gig? (San Jose Hockey Now)
  • If Kadri goes to the Islanders, Mat Barzal could move to the wing. But does that make sense? (NYI Hockey Now)
  • How about Phil Kessel to the Golden Knights? (Vegas Hockey Now)
  •  Former NHL goalie Corey Hirsch is leaving his gig on the Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts to devote more time to being a mental health advocate.
  • Joe Haggerty believes the eight-year, $84 million deal Jonathan Huberdeau got in Calgary sets the template for David Pastrnak in Boston (Boston Hockey Now)
  • A good response to a recent 20% off subscription sale. So, I’ll offer it here again: Want a $24.99 full-year price on a Colorado Hockey Now subscription, instead of $29.99? Use the promo code word 5off in the checkout box here to get the deal (checkout box)

Have a pleasant day.

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