Ramblings: Players heading overseas; college free agents; Konecny, Hayes, and Provorov – September 8

Michael Clifford

2020-09-08

Over at Dobber Prospects, Mason Black put together a list of players that have been loaned overseas. If all goes smoothly (which, you know), the NHL hopes to start the 2020-21 regular season in early December. Loaning players overseas would just give them a chance to continue to develop while waiting for NHL training camps to open.

Perusing that list can help give fantasy owners some insight into where their dynasty players may be playing in the fall (and some are already). There may not be NHL to watch, but could we interest you in some SHL or KHL?

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In a similar vein, Dobber put together a list of players who did not sign with their draft team after becoming college free agents.

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Tampa's stars came to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final as Brayden Point had two goals and three assists, Nikita Kucherov had one goal and four assists, and Victor Hedman had goal and two assists as the Lightning crushed the Islanders 8-2. Thomas Greiss started and was pulled after the third goal midway through the first.

Yanni Gourde scored his fourth and fifth goals of the playoffs while Kevin Shattenkirk had a trio of helpers.

I don't think the Islanders played particularly poorly, which may seem weird given the score, but Tampa just really dazzled on their chances. There is a lot of skill on this roster from top to bottom.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this great chip from Kucherov: