The NHL has announced the full preseason schedule with the Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings participating in the NHL Global Series in Melbourne, Australia. To refresh your memory, the Nashville Predators will play six preseason games as they narrow down their roster to 23.
The Predators will start in south Florida where they’ll play two split-roster games against the Panthers on Sept. 25 with an additional two games in Tampa on Sept. 27 and 30 before closing out the preseason slate with two home games against Carolina on Oct. 5 and 6.
The Coyotes announced on Wednesday team ownership executed a letter of intent to purchase land located in Mesa, Arizona for a new “potential site for a sports arena and entertainment district for the club.”
The need for a new arena has been the topic of discussion for many years with multiple ramifications spawning from the lack of a clear direction in the Grand Canyon State. A 5,000-seat stadium may be a neat experience for a college hockey vibe, but it doesn’t do much to sustain an NHL revenue that impacts the salary cap and the owner’s bottom line.
Statement from the Arizona Coyotes organization: https://t.co/nQYXOwZxkT— Arizona Coyotes PR (@AZCoyotesPR) August 9, 2023
The New Jersey Devils have agreed to terms with former Predators defenseman Cal Foote after the team did not qualify the 24-year-old restricted free agent.
Foote played in 24 games for the Predators, tallying one goal and four points with 35 penalty minutes while averaging 16:07 of ice time per game. Foote signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $800,000 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the AHL level.
Around the NHL and National Hockey Now
NHL.com: Goaltender Martin Jones signed a one-year, $875,ooo deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
Montreal Hockey Now: Jeff Petry may not be returning to Montreal after all with the Dallas Stars potentially eyeing a trade for the 25-year-old.
Philadelphia Hockey Now: Goaltender Ivan Fedotov talks NHL and his recent move back to Russia in new interview with Russian news site “Gazeta” Newspaper.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: New Penguins defenseman Erik Karlsson doesn’t foresee any issue playing with new teammate Kris Letang, despite what’s been said about the relationship between the two.
Carolina Hockey Now: The Hurricanes pulled the trigger on a trade Wednesday, adding forward David Kase from the Philadelphia Flyers.
LA Hockey Now: The Kings roster underwent a bit of a facelift this offseason and here are three predictions for the team for next season.