Two Canadian teams have named their captains for the start of the 2023-24 season, with the Vancouver Canucks going with defenseman Quinn Hughes as their replacement for Bo Horvat.
Hughes is a growing star with the organization and has gained the respect of not only the Canucks organization, but also the entire NHL. The 23-year-old is a former No. 7 overall pick who’s produced more than 230 points over the last three seasons.
On the opposite coast, the Winnipeg Jets have named Adam Lowry as their new captain to replace Blake Wheeler. The St. Louis native has been with the Jets organization his entire career where he was drafted 67th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft.
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Ryan Reaves has a reputation for being one of the toughest fighters in the NHL. But the 6-foot-2, 225-pound behemoth recently admitted that the only player he was ever afraid to fight played for the Predators.
Which Predators players are on the roster bubble and need a strong showing at training camp? Should there be a youth movement or veteran, more physical approach? We take a look here.
Training camp is fast approaching, which means as we ramp up to the state of the regular season there are plenty of storylines to monitor. We lay out a few of the most intriguing ones here.
Around the NHL and National Hockey League Now
Detroit Hockey Now: Current Senators players didn’t hold back on their thoughts about former teammate and current Red Wing Alex DeBrincat. The animosity is likely to grow as the Red Wings travel to Ottawa early this season with games on Oct. 21 and Nov. 16 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
NYI Hockey Now: Veteran Zach Parise will not be signing in Long Island for the start of the season.
Philly Hockey Now: Matvei Michkov, the seventh overall pick in the 2023 draft has been loaned from SKA St. Petersburg to Sochi for the remainder of the 2023-24 KHL season. Michkov was a top storyline as the KHL season opened and he failed to crack the lineup for multiple games.
San Jose Hockey Now: The Sharks’ rebuild under general manager Mike Grier rhymes with that of a similar rebuild in San Jose a little over 25 years ago.
Vegas Hockey Now: What will the defending champs’ lineup look like this coming fall?
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