This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:
– Jack Eichel slams the Buffalo Sabres for mishandling his back injury, hints that he’ll be playing for a new team next year. Who is to blame for the fracturing of his relationship with the Sabres? Who is the right suitor to acquire him?
– The New York Rangers axed GM Jeff Gorton and president John Davidson in a shocker last week. Can Chris Drury handle replacing both of them? Are the Blueshirts doomed?
– The Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes part ways with coaches John Tortorella and Rick Tocchet, respectively. What’s next for each of them? Who should replace them in Columbus and Arizona?
– The Blue Jackets insist Patrik Laine remains a big part of their future after a disastrous first season. Will he rebound with a new coach in 2021-22?
– Listener mailbag, including: will the Tom Wilson incident inspire teams to bulk up their rosters as protection?
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