Let’s go over some news and notes:
- What was the worst draft class in Wild history? Believe it or not, it’s not the 2017 class headlined by Filip Johansson. [The Athletic]
- There are a whole lot of Minnesota-born hockey players in the world, but which one is the best? [Zone Coverage]
- Ryan Donato sighting!
Off the trail...
- The NHL and NHLPA continue to discuss a new CBA, and it sounds like Olympic participation is a significant point of interest in these conversations. [Sportsnet]
- The CHL Import Draft was yesterday, and there were some young players involved that you’ll want to keep an eye on next season. [The Hockey News]
- Wayne Gretzky enjoys drinking White Claws. [The Athletic]
- Hooray for draft rankings! [ESPN]
- Las Vegas appears to be out of the running as a potential hub city, which makes sense considering the upswing of COVID-19 cases in Sin City.
For the first time in more than a month, sounds like Vegas is no longer a frontrunner to host an #NHL hub city. Spike in COVID-19 numbers in Vegas appears to have put a damper on their bid.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 30, 2020
As @TSNBobMcKenzie reported, very possible both hubs cities are in Canada : TOR and EDM