Player Notes

  • Andrew Copp aims to make Jets roster
    Winnipeg Jets prospect Andrew Copp hopes to go from prospect to full-time roster member in 2015-16.

    Advice: Copp, 21, generated 14 goals and 31 points in 36 games with the University of Michigan last season. He also appeared in one game with the Jets, producing an assist. He was a fourth-round pick (104th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. Today, 8:54 am
  • Seguin loves what GM Jim Nill is doing in DAL
    Tyler Seguin was happy with the Stars' acquisition of Patrick Sharp.

    Advice: "It was kind of more of a, ‘There’s Jim Nill again’ kind of reaction," said Seguin. "Be very quiet during most of the trades and then all of the sudden make a big bang. In the last three seasons, including [Rich] Peverley and myself coming over. On July 4, I was sitting on my phone just waiting for Jim to do something. It’s kind of been his date. Around there was our acquisition from Boston, then the [Jason] Spezza and [Ales] Hemsky deal. Now Sharp, Niemi and Oduya. Jim is doing his thing and making our team better. That gives the players a lot of confidence as well." Today, 6:28 am
  • Bruins will rely on younger defensemen
    The Boston Bruins will rely on young defenseman Zach Trotman to eat up some minutes for them in 2015-16.

    Advice: Trotman didn't look out of place during his time with the Bruins last season. He finished the year on a pairing with Zdeno Chara and he should see a good amount of action going forward. "In Trotman’s situation, he’s made some pretty good plays and he’s been pretty reliable," said head coach Claude Julien. At some point you have to balance out your back end depending on who you’re playing. Some teams have two or three good lines and if you put all your best D’s on one pair, you become vulnerable. We’ve had to rely on [young guys], and at the same time, I think they’ve been earning our trust with the way they’ve been playing." Today, 5:50 am
  • Matt Cooke patiently waiting for a contract
    Matt Cooke is patiently waiting for a new NHL contract.

    Advice: Cooke was bought out by the Wild in June and has had a hard time latching on to another team. "I was hurt last year," said Cooke. "There was some mismanagement on my [hip] injury, and part of that is my fault. It led to me getting hurt twice in one season. I’m 36 years old, I only played 30 games last year and then me getting bought out, that’s a tough scenario [to find a job]. Patience is a virtue and right now all I’m doing is making sure I stay ready, that I get ready. We’re still three weeks away [from camp]." Yesterday, 7:06 am
  • Crosby excited about Phil Kessel's speed
    Sidney Crosby said that he's excited about Phil Kessel's speed.

    Advice: "Speed. I think that's probably the first thing that comes to mind," Crosby said. "He's a threat with his shot and with his feet, but I think his feet kind of create everything for him." Kessel has had some very good seasons while playing with average centers. His offensive upside while playing with Crosby or Malkin is huge. Yesterday, 6:29 am

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