NHL News and Notes: Stamkos to Toronto, Kovalchuk revisited, more

A look at some NHL news and articles from around the NHL FanSided network:

*Here’s a fun rumor: could Steven Stamkos end up on the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016? Probably not, but let Leafs fans dream. – Editor In Leaf

*The Columbus Blue Jackets extended Brandon Dubinsky for 6 years at $5.85 million per year. Did they overpay? Probably, but when you’re Columbus, you have to overpay. – Union And Blue

*Even though he’s made the playoffs seven straight seasons, has been to two Stanley Cup Finals, and won the Cup in 2011; Claude Julien is feeling the heat in Boston. Such is life as a NHL coach. – Causeway Crowd

*If the Florida Panthers make a trade to improve their roster, one of these guys could be gone – The Rat Trick

*Should the Montreal Canadiens trade for Patrick Sharp? Of course they should. – A Winning Habit

*Jonathan Drouin is ready for prime time and I’d have to agree. – Bolts By The Bay

*Is Colton Sissons an answer at center for the Nashville Predators? If he can score he is. – Pred Lines

*Chad LaRose might be trying an NHL comeback with Carolina Hurricanes, and as a longtime fan of LaRose, I welcome this. – Cardiac Cane

*Ilya Kovalchuk: One Year Later – Pucks And Pitchforks

*The New York Rangers are going with a youth movement after losing some key free agents. They still have Henrik Lundqvist though. – Blue Line Station

*Who is the next breakout player for the Philadelphia Flyers? Probably Claude Giroux. – Broad Street Buzz

*Did the AHL pave the way for a new NHL overtime format? I wouldn’t be opposed. – Rink Royalty

*I’m not sure “redeem” is the right word here, but obviously the Pittsburgh Penguins are better when Kris Letang is good. – Pens Labyrinth

*If the Edmonton Oilers want Ryan O’Reilly, they’ll have to give us Jordan Eberle or Taylor Hall in return. - Oil On Whyte

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