© Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Benning on Tryamkin Sportsnet 650: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning on Nikita Tryamkin: “I don’t really know why he left, I think he had his reasons. We did everything on our end to convince him to stay. It could be a maturity thing. I think he made good strides. He
Leafs could use some help on the PK Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The Toronto Maple Leafs could stand to improve their penalty kill. Two of their top four most used penalty killers could be on their way out of town. Defenseman Ron Hainsey is a UFA and forward Connor Brown is in the rumor mill.
Andrighetto hasn’t signed a KHL deal Pierre LeBrun: There were reports out of Russia that Colorado Avalanche forward Sven Andrighetto had signed a contract with an KHL but Andrighetto said that it’s not true. He said there is interest from the KHL but he plans on waiting until after the season to make any decisions
The Carolina Hurricanes played in their first postseason game in a decade Thursday night. They faced off against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They put forth a gallant effort but shot themselves in the foot a couple of times and served the game to the defending champs. Playoff hockey has no peer in