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Finland misses the KHL, Edmonton is preparing a big sum for McDavid. Results of the day in hockey.

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 10:48:55

We present a summary of the main events in the world of hockey for June 15, 2024.

NHL website journalist: When it comes to the playoffs, Bobrovsky becomes MVP

Editor-in-chief of the NHL’s official website Bill Price believes Florida Panthers Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky deserves to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Stanley Cup’s most valuable player award.

“Barkov is definitely a big reason why the Panthers are just one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. But when it comes to the playoffs overall, Bobrovsky wins MVP. Yes, he has a fantastic team in front of him, but he has made big, important saves time and time again. He set the tone for Florida’s playoffs in Game 2 of the first round when he made a spectacular behind-the-back save to prevent the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Matt Dumba from scoring.

As for the Stanley Cup Final, it’s unreal for Bobrovsky: a 95.3 save percentage with a 1.33 safety factor with a shutout. Simply incredible.

I agree, Barkov was great, but if the Panthers beat Edmonton in the finals, Bobrovsky is the main reason.

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“We don’t have any advantage.” Jortikka: about the level of Finnish hockey after leaving the KHL

Former Amur coach and admiral Hannu Jortikka said that the level of Finnish hockey has fallen after Jokerit and Finnish players left the Continental Hockey League.

“Why did we win on the international stage between 2019 and 2022? In the KHL we had 30 players and now they have been replaced by young hockey players in the national team. Many people do not see the essence of this problem. Now we don’t have players like that, only young people. As a result, we have no competitive advantage.

The KHL is a “physical” men’s league, in which not many youth players played. The Finnish league is not even close to the level of the KHL,” Iltalehti quotes Jortikka.

Let us remember that Jokerit played in the Continental Hockey League from the 2014/2015 season to the 2021/2022 season. The Finnish club left the KHL after the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine.

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The NHL website has released the top 10 center forwards for the league’s upcoming draft.

The official website of the National Hockey League has released a list of the top 10 center forwards for the upcoming 2024 NHL Draft.

The leader of the ranking was Canadian forward McLean Celebrini from Boston University.

The complete top 10 looks like this:

1. McLean Celebrini (Boston University, NCAA). 2. Kayden Lindstrom (Medicine Cap, WHL). 3. Tij Iginla (Kelowna, WHL). 4. Berkeley Catton (Spokane, WHL). 5. Konsta Helenius (“Yukurit”, Finland). 6. Michael Hage (Chicago, USHL). 7. Sasha Boisvert (Muskegon, USHL). 8. Linus Eriksson (Djurgården, Sweden). 9. Julius Miettinen (Everett, WHL). 10. Teddy Stiga (US U-18 national team, USHL).

Friedman: Zadorov’s chance of staying in Vancouver is less than 50%

NHL insider Elliott Friedman discussed the likelihood of Russian defenseman Nikita Zadorov continuing his career with the Vancouver Canucks.

“I think in the next few days we will know if there is any hope for Zadorov to remain in Vancouver.” This seems unlikely, but I’m told nothing is clear yet. I would say the probability is less than 50%,” Sportsnet quoted Friedman as saying.

Note that Nikita Zadorov’s current deal with a salary of $3.75 million expires this summer, after which the defender will be able to enter the free agent market.

Recall that in the current playoffs of the National Hockey League, Zadorov participated in 13 games, in which he scored four goals and four assists with a utility indicator of “+3”.

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Seravalli: McDavid, Draisaitl and Bouchard will sign contracts with Edmonton for $40 million a year

NHL insider Frank Seravalli said Edmonton Oilers leaders Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard will sign new contracts with the club worth a total average annual value of $40 million.

It should be noted that the distribution of the contracts could be as follows: $16 million for McDavid, $14 million for Draisaitl and $10 million for Bouchard.

“This is the only place on the planet where both of them can play together. I think they will never leave each other. They are best friends. How many times during the playoffs did Draisaitl rave about McDavid? Seravalli was quoted by the Edmonton Journal.

Let us remember that McDavid’s contract, with an average annual amount of 12.5 million dollars, expires at the end of the 2025/2026 season, Draisaitl (8.5 million dollars) and Bouchard (3.9 million dollars), at the end of the 2024/2025 season.

Daily Faceoff named current NHL Finals players who could enter the Hall of Fame

Five journalists from North America’s Daily Faceoff have compiled lists of players from the current Stanley Cup Final who could be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the future.

The leaders of the voting were Russian Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Panthers captain Alexander Barkov, as well as Edmonton Oilers leaders Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. They were noticed by all survey participants.

Three named Oilers veteran forward Corey Perry and Florida forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Others on the Hall of Fame list include Edmonton defenseman Evan Bouchard, Panthers player Gustav Forsling and head coach Paul Maurice.

Let’s remember that now the score in the Florida-Edmonton series is 3-0. The next match of the rivals will take place in Canada on June 16 at 3:00 Moscow time.

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