For as long as professional athletes have played the sport of hockey, a battle has been raging, an ongoing arms-race pitting performance against safety. And with injuries to players last season, like Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk looking to be of the career-ending variety, it’s becoming clear
After already trading away one of their key defenders this offseason, the New York Islanders have lost another regular to a career-ending injury. The team announced that veteran Johnny Boychuk’s career is over following complications related to an eye injury he suffered last season. With Boychuk and Devon Toews both out of the picture, there
Johnny Boychuk was a great addition to the Islanders organization back in 2015. He has been an impactful defenseman on the ice as well as a great locker room presence behind the scenes. Boychuk’s performance in the 2019-20 season has undoubtedly been declining, leaving Islander fans wondering what the future may hold for number 55.
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, it was reported Friday that Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi might be open to a return despite previous demanding a trade. Is there more detail about the Finnish forward’s future with the team? Meanwhile, controversial player and former Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic might have found a new job. There