Following the enlargement draft it was revealed that Yanni Gourde beneathwent ought toer surgical procedure And might miss The primary few months of the 2021-22 season, his first with the Seattle Kraken. I’m Not sure about you, however I for one, assumed that it was an damage he suffered Inside The Latest playoffs. You understand, how these factors happen – a participant breaks one factor and the group doesn’t reveal the extent of the damage till after the playoffs happen.
Properly, It seems that evidently Gourde has been Dealing with a bum ought toer for Barely longer than the Lightning’s playoff run this previous season. As in 18 months. I’m no math primary however Which might imply he has Dealt with the discomfort since January/February of 2020. That makes two playoff runs and a partial season he found A method to excel at hockey regardless of restricted mobility in his ought toer, but he nonetheless performed Collectively with his ordinary abandon.
Seattle Widespread Supervisor Ron Francis knew Regarding the damage when he chosen Gourde from the Lightning and seems assured that the youthful forward can bounce again as quickly as his rehab Is accomplished. Gourde ought to slot in as a prime center for a group That is going To want offense. Lacking a month or two might primarytain him from hitting the 20 objective mark subsequent season, However the yr after that, with The biggest linemates he might discover himself in the 25-30 objective territory.
It is potential that he Might be In a place to go By The objective Seattle performs in Tampa on November Twenty fifth? Early estimates have him coming again in December, however you by no implys know. It’d make for A nice story, wouldn’t it?
Joe Smith ran a mailbag over On the Athletic The completely different day wright here he Dealt with Ross Colton’s contract, Ondrej Palat’s future, and completely different numerous primeics relating to the Lightning. A lot of cas quickly asrn about Steven Stamkos retiring or getting traded On the market amongst Lightning followers. [The Athletic]
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Heading again to The Athletic (sure, subscription nonetheless required) Scott Wheeler recapped every drafted participant that participated in Team Canada’s showcase for beneath-18 and beneath-20 gamers. That group included Lightning prospect Jack Thompson. Briefly, Wheeler talked about that Thompson performed his “sturdy, bodily engaged type”. Sadly, Wheeler doesn’t assume it’s enough for Thompson to make the U20 group for the upcoming World Juniors. [The Athletic]
Tright here’s some assembleive news for Sonya Bryson-Kirksey. The Lightning’s anthem singer has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and Proper into a daily hospital room as she continues to Deal with The outcomes of the COVID-19 virus. [Tampa Bay Occasions]
Alex Ovechkin Shall be in the NHL for The subsequent 5 seasons As a Outcome of of his $47.5 million contract he signed this offseason. With labor peace in the NHL and his proficiency at scoring goals, Tright here is An Low price probability he breaks Wayne Gretzky’s objective doc. Here’s a Take A look at the behind the scenes course of at getting the deal carried out. [ESPN]
It’s been a wrestle for The mannequin new Jersey Devils over The Earlier couple of seasons, however They’re making an try To assemble a worthwhile tradition. Not solely that, however They Want To assemble a household [Insert Dom Toretto “household” meme right here]. [NHL.com]
The Boston Satisfaction are the defending Isobel Cup champions. On Wednesday they introduced 18 signings, together with the core of gamers that helped them enhance the trophey final season. [The Ice Backyard]