I contemplated not doing a Flurries for today, my friends, because we’re actually that slow right now.
‘Tis the dead season, my friends. With just one game a night left in the postseason - and only so many different ways to re-write the same storylines about the goaltending getting wonky in late rounds or Vegas overplaying everyone’s expectations - things are getting pretty slow.
For those of you who wanted some additional reading, though, here’s what I’ve got for you. We’ll keep it short and sweet, and hopefully things will pick back up when draft season really gets into full swing.
For starters, now is the time to start letting us know what you want from your draft coverage! More profiles, roundtables on who to pick where, Q and A’s with coaches or scouts, statistical breakdowns... you name it. Let us know, using the comments, Twitter, or Facebook.
Speaking of draft profiles, going to re-push this great look at how Ivan Shvyrev - a draft pick from last summer - compares to other Russians in their own respective junior careers. [Mile High Hockey]
We’ve also got a look at what Calvin De Haan could bring to the team if he was brought on in free agency, bolstering Colorado’s blue line. [MHH]
As for current players, Mikko Rantanen is set to take on Team USA at Worlds coming up, which is super neat and should be a lot of fun. [MHH]
By the way, here’s the tool you bookmark for the rest of the summer:
With several attractive names on this years 'Restricted Free Agent' list, attached is the 2018 chart for Offer Sheet compensation based on AAV.https://t.co/raUbjv9Deb— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 14, 2018
Our Offer Sheet tool has also been updated with the new 2018 numbers.https://t.co/fTuH7jqThF pic.twitter.com/DaMpWxjUoz
CapFriendly has done some amazing work over the last few years, providing us with salary info, draft rules, expansion information, and everything from waiver primers to buyout calculators.
In playoff news, the now-eliminated Nashville Predators gave out their injury list:
#Preds injury updates from GM David Poile - Fisher had an injury to his meniscus. Jarnkrok will fully recover from a shoulder injury that held him out of some playoff games. Hartman will have shoulder surgery with 4+ month recovery time. Should be back for start of next season.— p-Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) May 14, 2018
We also learned that Scott Hartnell will not be offered another deal by the Predators for next season. Which, while I’m a big Scott Hartnell fan, my reaction is... duh.
The Washington Capitals are up 2-0 in their series, and Lars Eller has been a big reason why. So here’s a cool look at how he’s gotten there. [NHL on NBC]
Finally, some bad news about an Avalanche prospect:
Confirmation of some injuries for the Soo Greyhounds. Hayden Verbeek (broken wrist), Connor Timmins (concussion). Some other players wouldn't have played had today's game been a regular season contest #OHLPlayoffs— Brad Coccimiglio (@bradcoccimiglio) May 14, 2018
For reference, this is what took him out:
Hoping for a full and speedy recovery there!