The RFA’s are starting to sign, led by Mitch Marner in Toronto. But…$40m+ on 4 players…is it a smart move?! The Bolts are back without Brayden Point while the team attempts to move past the Playoffs Collapse last season. Jack Hughes has already impressed, with 2 goals in his first game! Bryan is uncomfortable by him though.
Enjoy the full episode of our on-air show from 9/10/19.
(12:16) Kevin Lohan is returning to the Orlando Solar Bears for the 19/20 season, and he returns to our show to check in on his offseason preparation, how he recovered from last season’s tough exit in the playoffs and what he believes is the reason the team has such a large number of returning players!
Nick’s Rink Report, the RFA dominoes start to fall and Prospect Tournament highlights!
It’s an all-over 50th episode, as we continue to find things to talk about besides the unsigned RFA’s. Is Pierre done on National Broadcasts? Bryan thinks we’re going to see MORE of him this year! Walt discloses his Patrick Kane/Jonathan Towes dreams in Chicago, while Nick exposes the REAL reason Claude Giroux’s Flyers Sweater is one of the best selling sweaters of the year.
Cody Donaghey and Clint Windsor from the Solar Bears were invited to the Lightning’s Prospect Tournament roster, joining several players who were in Orlando last season.
We’re getting closer to Training Camp for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Eugene Helfrick covers the Bolts for TheHockeyWriters.com and helps us figure out what to expect from Nikita Kucherov next season, and what Brayden Point’s contract should really be worth. Along those lines, we talk about the still unsigned RFA’s and which ones should expect the biggest payday.
The Solar Bears unveiled their new uniform set, and a classic color has been removed from the color set. Why? Listen for some insight!
Have we talked about the RFA’s in the NHL all summer long? Yes, too much, probably.
However, the fact remains: Brayden Point, Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Mikko Rantanen are only a few of several without contract, just weeks out of Training Camp. Are these guys worth the money they want? Where does the skill tier break up amongst these players?
Another core player is returning to the Solar Bears this season, and (we’ll attempt) the fan-favorite “Nick’s Rink Report”.