Another update on Patrick Kane, evaluating the Bobby Ryan trade two years later, the Flyers sign a free-agent forward and more.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (via THE GLOBE AND MAIL): Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has hired lawyer Paul Cambria as a police investigation continues regarding an incident involving a young woman at his Hamburg, NY summer home last weekend. Cambria represented Kane in 2009, when he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being accused of assaulting a Buffalo cab driver. Kane had a low-key celebration with the Stanley Cup on Saturday, as the investigation forced him to cancel his tentative plans to bring the trophy to a local children’s hospital, his favorite pizza place and a local bar.
CBS SPORTS: Adam Gretz believes the trade between the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators that shipped Bobby Ryan to the Senators two years ago for Jakob Silfverberg was a big win for the Ducks, who also received prospect winger Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in 2014, used to select promising forward Nick Ritchie.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: What the Senators got so far is a very expensive right wing whose production isn’t close to the numbers he once put up with the Ducks. Silfverberg appears poised to break out as a scorer, and if Noesen or Ritchie blossom into quality NHL talent, this could become one of the most lopsided deals in NHL history.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s been noted the Flyers now have 27 forwards under contract. Perhaps GM Ron Hextall has a trade in mind down the road?
TORONTO SUN: Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Gus Mortson passed away at the age of 90. Mortson won four Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs (1947 through 1949, and in 1951), played in the NHL All-Star game eight times and twice led the league in penalty minutes.
CSNWASHINGTON.COM: The Washington Capitals will no longer share the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays with the Boston Bruins, as the latter entered into an affiliate agreement with the Gwinnett Gladiators.