After practicing with the Florida Panthers for the first time Tuesday, goalie Tim Thomas said all the right things about appreciating his time with the Boston Bruins, maintaining a harmonious relationship with Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom, and hoping to help his new team reach the playoffs. Attending camp on a professional tryout contract, Thomas is expected to win a permanent deal with the Panthers.
Even though head coach Mike Yeo is pretty smitten with Nino Niederreiter, the 21-year-old isn't a shoo-in to make the Minnesota Wild roster out of camp. A start in the AHL for Niederreiter may still be in the cards.
A very patient Brenden Morrow is willing to remain an unrestricted free agent -- and off the NHL ice surface -- until the right fit presents itself. Money plays a part, but the opportunity to win a Stanley Cup is also a factor for the 34-year-old forward.
Here's the latest re: the battle between Martin Biron and Johan Hedberg for the right to back up New York Rangers No. 1 Henrik Lundqvist. Plus, Darroll Powe has a legit shot at a roster spot with Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin on the sidelines.
Attending New Jersey Devils camp on a PTO contract, Damien Brunner appears to be in a favorable position to make the team. During his first practice, Brunner skated on a line with Patrik Elias and Dainius Zubrus.
Here's more on how new coach John Tortorella intends to utilize star forwards Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin as "complete" players for the Vancouver Canucks. And how the twins are totally on board with the plan.