TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and P & # 39; er Lebrun joined host James Duthie, to discuss what the future looks like in Canada CENTURY why Red Wings protects filip Zadina, Unknown markets that the NHL could potentially expand to more.
That future age in Canada look like?
McKenzieIf you turn in this year's World Juniors in Vancouver and Victoria, as well as Edmonton and Red Deer in 2021, Canada is going to play host to the World Championships six times over the next 13 years. The fact that everyone wants to know, "where it's going to be in the & # 39; 24 by" 31 "? The short answer is that we do not know yet, but we can find out sooner rather than later 2024. It is expected that the & # 39; 24, the rate can be awarded 2021 World Juniors. So for two years, we could find out who is going to hold in 2024. You will notice from the Vancouver and Victoria, as well as Edmonton and Red Deer, you have one city and one NHL CHL city. This is no accident. This is a project that Hockey Canada is looking and I would not be surprised if you & # 39; 24 through & # 39; 31, that hockey in Canada continues to look at the idea.
Why Red Wings defense filip Zadina?
Dreger: One of the reasons that they are the head filip ZadinaA pair of ice and its development time carefully so that with the enlargement process, the players with two years of experience or less should not be protected in the upcoming expansion project in Seattle. Zadina could return after the World Championships and play up to nine games with the Detroit Red Wings, it should not be protected, provided that he plays in a year in the next year, and then a year later sent to the expansion project. Good idea the Red Wings.
Knights released from the expansion of the project, but they can be active?
LebrunIn Vegas Golden Knights released from the upcoming expansion project in Seattle, but they could sort a double dip and get action that Seattle will be how the team is going through this expansion project. Some of the side deals that may be available in Seattle may also be available in Las Vegas. Since the Golden Knights are released, they can go to the team and say, 'we could make your life sweeter, if you're willing to make the first or x. " Trust me, George McPhee, CEO of Vegas & # 39; frustrated many teams last time, and he can participate again.
Are there any unknown markets that NHL can be extended?
McKenzie: There's nothing on the horizon for immediate expansion. Obviously, the NHL just makes Seattle so that expansion may cool for a while. But, a lot of conventional wisdom has always been that X & # 39; Euston will be the next great spot. This is a huge market, and is ideal for track, but the meaning seems to be that the government agency that controls the scene in X & # 39; Euston are not interested in the NHL, and therefore, X & # 39; Euston will not be on the NHL's radar soon time. But Austin, Texas, is an interesting market. Now it is a city of the AHL Stadium 8000 seats, so they obviously need to build another rink. There is no ownership group that stepped forward and said that they want to Austin, but it is intriguing NHL market, which could one day be on the road to the radar, because it is a faster growing market, and is a unique niche.
Ducks on the market for a left shot D-Man
Dreger: Anaheim was scouting team, as Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes. I would not say that there is a connection there, but Anaheim is quite specific that they need. At worst, they are looking for a third pairing guy on the left shot.
Hurricanes continue to haunt scoring forward
LebrunIs it appropriate to Anaheim or not, Hurricanes – who really wanted William Nylander but I never got that shot – it wants a top-6 forward as quickly as possible, and they have a surplus to defense, to make it happen.