Sunday Notes: Kadri would still want 9M, Kuemper celebrates with the cup

A good Sunday to all. We had rain last night which was nice. What’s not good for me: A probable pinched nerve in my neck that’s causing numbness and tingling in my right arm and hand. Getting old sucks. But I can still type really well, so let’s take some notes on the NHL, starting with a report in the New York Post today that said the asking price to Nazem Kadri for his services is 9 million per.

  • The article appeared in Larry Brooks’ weekly hockey column, a must-read. Brooks opines that “it’s no mystery why he remains unsigned” with this salary request. (New York Post)
  • Of course, that presupposes that Kadri hasn’t already signed a deal with paranoid Howard Hughes-style New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello, as some believe.
  • Jack Johnson remains hopeful of re-signing with the Avalanche, but has yet to receive an official offer. There are a few other teams interested if he doesn’t come back here.
  • Looks like Darcy Kuemper had a great time on her day with the Stanley Cup, as Cup keeper Phil Pritchard tweeted:
  • Letting sick children visit with the Cup: that’s what it’s all about now.
  • Cale Makar gets his day with the Cup on Thursday in Calgary.
  • Hard to believe Sidney Crosby is now 35 (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • Nick Suzuki is still happy the Toronto Maple Leafs lost in the first round. Still. Yes, there is no love lost between the Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Is Jumbo Joe Thornton heading for a new career in Swiss League management if he can’t find another NHL gig? (San Jose Hockey Now)
  • If Kadri goes to the Islanders, Mat Barzal could move to the wing. But does that make sense? (NYI Hockey Now)
  • How about Phil Kessel at the Golden Knights? (Vegas Hockey now)
  • Former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch is quitting his gig on the Vancouver Canucks radio shows to devote more time to being a mental health advocate.
  • Joe Haggerty believes the eight-year, $84 million contract Jonathan Huberdeau landed in Calgary sets the pattern for David Pastrnak in Boston (Boston Hockey Now)
  • A good response to a recent 20% off subscription sale. So, I’m going to offer it again here: you want an annual price of $24.99 on a Colorado Hockey Now subscription, instead of $29.99? Use the promotional code word 5off in the checkout box here to get the offer (checkout box)

Have a good day.

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