Quite the busy weekend. Here are a couple things that might interest you.
The Ducks extend qualifying offers to the following Restricted Free Agents:
Mathieu Carle (signed in KHL for next season)
Players not extended offers: Iiro Tarkki (signed in KHL), Dale Mitchell, Rick Schofield, and Riley Holzapfel.
Our SBN buddies at Lighthouse Hockey - your source for everything New York Islanders - asked me a couple questions about Lubomir Visnovsky. (Visnovsky was acquired by the Islanders for a second round pick in 2013 on the first day of the draft.) I said I would miss him. A little bit for his hockey, but more for his awesome interviews. Here's a wrap up video of the trade and some other off-season analysis:
On Thursday at 1:00PM PST, I will be doing a Google+ Hangout with Sportsnet/Puck Daddy Radio: Marek vs. Wyshinski's Jeff Marek and our very own captain, Ryan Getzlaf. I have a couple questions lined up. I am opening up the comments for you guys to post serious questions you'd like to hear Getzy answer. I'm not going to ask anything that will make me look like an ass. So far, we haven't been instructed to not ask anything about Bobby Ryan's comments.
Hockey Hall of Fame announcement:
Players: Pavel Bure, Adam Oates (former Mighty Duck and new Caps coach), Joe Sakic, and Mats Sundin.
Pretty sure this commercial pushed Oates over the edge: