This week’s DTFR Power Rankings are here! A quick look at the standings and a few tidbits of news from the week.
Zdeno Chara surpassed 1,500 career games, Claude Julien reached 1,200 games behind the bench, the Toronto Maple Leafs are facing injuries and backup goaltender struggles, Taylor Hall reportedly won’t sign an extension with the New Jersey Devils, the 2019 NHL Global Series happened and the 2020 NHL Global Series was announced.
The new format of the DTFR Podcast is introduced as Dustin Byfuglien is out for an extended period of time, Louis Domingue was traded, Scott Sabourin suffered a scary injury and the New York Islanders are on a nine-game winning streak.
Sergei Bobrovsky and the rest of the ghosts of Columbus’ past are haunting the Blue Jackets– sort of. Nathan MacKinnon is off to a hot start and not injured (for now), unlike the rest of his linemates. Some Classic sweater talk and a few trades around the league all culminate in a preview of the DTFR Podcast’s new format starting next month.
Brayden Point re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a bunch of other RFAs signed extensions, the Boston Pride were sold, Dan Girardi retired and DTFR’s season previews continued with the Atlantic Division.