Mile High looked back 20 years ago to see how the Colorado Avalanche faired in the 1997 Entry Draft. Spoiler alert: not great. “When you’re selecting last and coming off of a President's Trophy winning season, fans likely aren't all that concerned about hitting a home run at the draft. In the summer of 1997, that is exactly where the Colorado Avalanche stood. They were a great team that was likely more worried about beating the Detroit Red Wings the next season than they were about stocking the prospect pool.” [Mile High Hockey]
Viktor Arvidsson of the Nashville Predators has signed a 7 year deal at $4.25 million per year. The Preds were able to lock up their 24 year old centerman for less than $5 million until hes 31 years old. David Poile definitely deserved the 2017 GM of the Year award. What do you think of the deal? Let me know in the comments! [On The Forecheck]
Hearing NASH and Viktor Arvidsson are working on a 7-year extension at a $4.25 AAV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 22, 2017
The Predators have Victor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis at a combined $20.5 million cap hit.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) July 22, 2017
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews cost the Chicago Blackhawks $21 million alone
undrafted for 3 years, will make 4.25 mil AAV for his most valuable years...the new market inefficiency is literally just Viktor Arvidsson— Namita (@nnstats) July 23, 2017
Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs got married yesterday as well at a small ceremony in Colorado. The venue looked beautiful.
Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the knot in Sweden yesterday morning. The party looked like a lot of fun.
And finally, Wayne Gretzky was hilariously better than everybody he played against in his day. [Reddit]