Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers
Long adored by the fans in Tampa Bay, the forward left them a “Dear John letter” on his way to New York. Good thing they have Steven Stamkos to fill the void.
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado
The forward continues to live up to his standing as the first overall pick. He registered points in 13 straight games to break the rookie record set by Wayne Gretzky.
The organization’s inaugural “Community Chest Game” will feature legends such as Mike Modano and Eddie Belfour playing against local kids who raised money for charity.
The Sabres’ Week Ahead
Today — Chicago: Two of the greatest days of the year in South Buffalo are St. Patty’s Parade Day and when Patrick Kane plays the Sabres. Back-to-back weekends this month.
Tuesday — Nashville: Honk once for the return of the Goose. Honk twice if you remember Paul Gaustad doing nothing when Milan Lucic ran over Ryan Miller.
Thursday — At Carolina: Hurricanes backup goalie Cam Ward will make $13.5 million in salary the next two seasons. Good thing starter Anton Khudobin totals only $4.5 million.
Saturday — At New York Islanders: So does Isles owner Charles Wang look back at the Matt Moulson/Thomas Vanek trade and say, “We should hire that Darcy Regier guy”?
Sunday — Montreal: Speaking of Vanek, he and Daniel Briere are scheduled to ride back into town. Rambunctious fans doing a parade/game doubleheader may not remember.