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Date: 07/13/2024
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Date: 07/12/2024
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Few people have as much insight into what it is like to work closely with the Leafs’ Core Four players as former NHL head coach Dave Hakstol does. He provided a window into what they are like behind the scenes, stemming from his tenure as a Maple Leafs assistant (2019-2021) when he appeared Friday on Leafs Morning Take with Nick Alberga and Matt Larkin.

“I really believe that anybody that’s dealt with them over the past few years and watched them grow up and watch their careers grow really has to agree with me,” Hakstol said. “They’re great people. They’re all four really good teammates. They’re under such scrutiny and I believe they own that and they should own that.”

Hakstol also praised their commitment to their craft while also being dedicated to matching what the Leafs need from them daily, all while under so much pressure to make a deep playoff run to end the longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history and facing constant, intense scrutiny.

“They’re becoming veteran athletes, veteran players in this league, and they have the ability both mentally, physically to handle all of those things,” Hakstol said.

Hakstol witnessed firsthand for two seasons the growth and maturity of the Leafs’ Core Four as they handled the highs of a division title win to the lows of blowing a 3-1 series lead. He may be over three years removed from his last game behind Toronto’s bench, but he got a good taste of what they are like and remains steadfast that the group is capable of achieving great things.

He also provided some insight into what it is like to work alongside Sheldon Keefe who has recently been let go and snagged up by the Devils. Hakstol was complimentary of how Keefe conducted himself daily both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.

“We could always go through and probably pick our pressers that we would like to do over again,” he said. “I’m sure that he has a couple. But I thought he handled himself very well in that environment.”

Regardless of how you feel about the Core Four and Keefe, it is always interesting to get a bit of perspective on what it is like to be working for an NHL team and how players conduct themselves. There are not many people within an organization that gets to be that close to the players than the coaches and Hakstol provided some intriguing insight into how Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and John Tavares are as people and athletes.

Hakstol joined the Leafs’ coaching staff Leafs in 2019, running the penalty-killing unit under both Keefe and Mike Babcock. He departed in 2021 to become the head coach of the expansion Kraken, for which he was fired from earlier this year. Before his appointment in Toronto, he coached the Flyers for parts of four seasons between 2015 and 2018.

You can listen to the full interview with Hakstol here:

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Date: 07/12/2024
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Be sure to check Betway to check out the latest Jets game day odds and bet on the NHL!

As the 2024 NHL off-season carries on into summer, it’s time to start looking ahead to what the 2024-25 season will have in store for the Winnipeg Jets. Aside from the uncertainties around some moves the Jets may or may not make this off-season, one thing that is guaranteed to happen next season are some players reaching career milestones.

Of course, when you talk about milestones for Jets players, you need to clarify which timeframe you are talking about. There’s the original Jets, the Atlanta Thrashers, and now the modern day Jets, but these records or milestones that I’m looking at begin from the Thrashers era onwards. As I mentioned, several Jets players will be hitting some pretty significant milestones in the 2024-25 season, and I feel like it’s worth noting them now so that you are prepared for the games where they could happen.

Beginning with assistant captain, and one of the longest serving Jets, Mark Scheifele. The 31-year old is 99.9% guaranteed to reach 2 significant milestones early next season. The 1st one is 800 games played. Currently Scheifele sits at 797 NHL games played, and this total is of course more special because they have all been played with the Jets organization. Once Scheifele achieves 800 games played, he’ll be only 97 games played behind the current Thrashers/Jets leader Blake Wheeler.

The 2nd milestone which Scheifele will be guaranteed to reach early in the 2024-25 season is 300 career goals. Scheifele is usually known a little more for his playmaking abilities, currently at 420 assists, but he’s also now just 3 goals away from reaching the 300 mark. Considering there have only been just over 200 players in NHL history to ever reach 300 goals, this is quite the achievement to look forward to for Scheifele.

The next Jets player who will be further etching his name in Jets all-time record books next season is Connor Hellebuyck. The 2023-24 Vezina trophy winner already has almost all of the Jets prominent goalie records at this point, so now he’s looking to reach new significant all-time record marks. Hellebuyck currently has 275 wins, so at some point midway through the season he should be able to reach 300 wins. That number would place Hellebuyck in the top-50 all time for wins by a goalie, a feat which can’t be understated in terms of how impressive that is in today’s league.

A 3rd player who remains a part of the Jets core is their goal scoring specialist, Kyle Connor. Connor is still just 27 years old, but he’s already making his way up several Jets all-time scoring lists. Early in the 2024-25 season, with Connor’s 7th goal of the season, he’ll reach 250 goals in his career. Probably around the same time in the season, Connor should be able to reach 500 career points. Connor is just 15 points away from reaching that special total, one which starts giving players extra praise as they continue their successful careers.

There are a few other milestones to watch for throughout the Jets players in the 2024-25 season. Some of which are career totals that span across multiple teams, while others are “smaller” milestones, which likely means the player is still in their early stages of their career. One of these milestones comes from a fairly new member of the Jets, Nino Niederreiter. Entering his 2nd full season with the Jets, Niederreiter will reach 900 NHL games played after his 13th appearance. The 31-year old has played for the New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators before settling in over the last year and a half with the Jets.

I’m probably going to end up forgetting a few of the Jets milestones that will occur in the 2024-25 season, but here’s a few more that I can list off which are bound to happen. Vladislav Namestnikov is only 2 points away from 300 career points (across 8 teams in total), while Neal Pionk is 17 assists away from 200 career assists. A final guaranteed milestone that will happen for the Jets in the 2024-25 season is Gabriel Vilardi playing in his 200th career game. Currently at 199 NHL appearances, Vilardi will hit the 200 mark on game #1 of what he hopes is a big 2nd full season with the Jets.

So now you know, there’s most of the milestones that appear to be achievable for these Jets players in the 2o24-25 season. Of course, I’m sure I missed a few, and there are probably some that seem out of reach which may end up happening, but these are the ones that I think you should keep an eye out on for sure. I’ve found that milestones are great moments throughout a team’s season, and the Jets will have some pretty important ones that will occur in the upcoming season.

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The Calgary Flames head into the rest of the summer having checked a lot of boxes on their off-season to do list. One thing they haven’t been able to do is acquire a bad contract in exchange for an asset.

There have already been a few of these moves made in the NHL this off-season.

The Calgary Flames should be making these kinds of trades. They are at the beginning of a rebuild where they need to acquire as many draft picks as possible to help them build a a true Stanley Cup contender in the future. They have the second-most cap space in the NHL as of July 11. Taking on bad contracts should become a priority between now and the 2025 trade deadline.

Here are three players on cap strapped teams who the Flames could target.

Ross Colton – C – 6’0″, 194 pounds – Colorado Avalanche – 3 years remaining, $4 million AAV

The Colorado Avalanche have major salary cap issues. They are currently $1,337,500 over the salary cap and still need to sign two forwards to get to 12 on their NHL roster. They desperately need to shed cap space, especially if both Gabe Landeskog and Valeri Nichushkin are on the opening night roster.

Ross Colton seems like an obvious cap dump for Colorado. He has three years remaining on his contract that pays him $4 million per year.

Colton scored 17 goals and 23 assists in the 2023-24 season. He is a solid middle six centre who brings speed, physicality and a little bit of skill to the table. He would be a good fit with the Flames as a second- or third-line centre. In a year or two they could trade him again for more assets.

The tricky part of this deal would be convincing Colton to leave Colorado for Calgary as he has a no trade clause. But the Flames could sell Colton on an increased role in the lineup and could move him to a contender in a year or two if they decide to trade him again.

Jacob Trouba – RHD – 6’3″, 209 pounds – New York Rangers – 2 years remaining, $8 million AAV

It’s no secret that the New York Rangers have been trying to move their captain and his $8 million cap hit this off-season. It sounds like Chris Drury is looking to open up cap space to sign Ryan Lindgren and Braden Schneider this summer, and K’Andre Miller next off-season.

Trouba has a 15 team no trade list as part of his current contract. I would say the likelihood of Calgary being on that list is very high. But could the Flames convince Trouba to come to Calgary for the next season or two with a handshake agreement that they will trade him within the next two years to a contender? They convinced Andrei Kuzmenko to come to Calgary as part of the Elias Lindholm trade.

Trouba would play a big role on the Flames at 5-on-5 and the penalty kill. He could bring a veteran presence to a team that’s looking to go young. And he’d bring more physicality and toughness to the Calgary blueline which would be welcome.

Cody Ceci – RHD – 6’3″, 210 pounds – Edmonton Oilers – 1 year remaining, $3.25 million AAV

The Edmonton Oilers are in salary cap hell. They are $354,167 over the salary cap and they still need to sign Dylan Holloway and Philip Broberg to new contracts. There is no guarantee that they will be able to put Evander Kane on LTIR. They need to shed a contract and Ceci seems like the obvious choice.

Ceci is an adventure on the ice. When he is on his game is a decent third pairing defenceman who can play 16-18 minutes a night. However, when he is not on his game, he is a mess in his own end and is prone to turning the puck over. That’s not the worst thing for a rebuilding Flames team.

If he can have a decent season, the Flames can move him during the season or at the trade deadline. Stanley Cup contenders are always looking for 6’3″, right shot defencemen.

Which rough contracts should the Flames be looking to add in exchange for an asset? Let us know in the comments!

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Date: 07/12/2024
Player: Botond Bajkó (D)
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Date: 07/12/2024
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In the fifth and final piece in our five-part feature on attainable milestones for key Canucks next season, we look at Thatcher Demko and his place in franchise history:

Thatcher Demko

It’s remarkable how similar Thatcher Demko’s individual statistics are to the man he replaced as Vancouver Canucks starter Jacob Markstrom. In parts of seven National Hockey League seasons, Demko has appeared in 219 games compared to Markstrom, who suited up on 229 occasions as a Canuck. Demko has a 2.79 GAA for his career, while Markstrom posted a 2.73 GAA in his time in Vancouver. And their save percentages as Canucks differ by a tenth of a percent, with Demko at 91.2% while Markstrom was at 91.3%.

 

But there are differences between the two, as well. Demko took the torch from Markstrom in the Canucks crease after a number of dismal seasons for the organization. As a result, the incumbent has posted 116 career victories compared to his predecessor who won 99 times.

With 10 appearances early next season, Demko will match Markstrom and from there only three goalies will have played more games in a Canucks uniform in franchise history. Demko will have a ways to go to catch Richard Brodeur for third on the list. King Richard suited up 377 times as a Canuck through the 1980s. Beyond Brodeur, it’s Kirk McLean at 448 and Roberto Luongo at 516.

While Demko trails Broduer by a wide margin in games played in Vancouver, he doesn’t have far to go to catch him for third spot in career victories as a Canuck. The San Diego native needs just 10 wins to equal the 126 Brodeur delivered in his eight seasons in the organization.

Throughout his career, Demko has been busy in his time between the pipes. He has already faced the fifth most shots in franchise history at 6768 and in the first month of the season will move past Markstrom into fourth in that category. Accordingly, he’ll also nudge past Markstrom into fourth in saves made as a Canuck goalie.

Demko begins the 2024-25 season sitting seventh all time in shutouts with eight in his career – five of them coming last season alone. He is one behind Cory Schneider and two back of Ryan Miller. If Demko posts four shutouts next season, he would slide past Gary Smith (11) into fourth all-time in franchise history behind Dan Cloutier (14), Kirk McLean (20) and Roberto Luongo (38).

One area Demko would surely love to boost his numbers is in the playoffs. Through the years, he has appeared in just five post-season games and made only four starts. Remarkably in his five playoff appearances Demko has surrendered just four goals. He is 3-1 in his post-season decisions but needs to add to his body of work to climb the franchise ladder in playoff statistics. In fact, Arturs Silovs has played in twice as many Stanley Cup Playoff games as Demko and has two more victories based on his 10-game run this year. To frame it even further, Corey Hirsch is one of nine netminders that has appeared in more playoff games as a Canuck than Demko has. The Canucks need a healthy Demko to settle in for a lengthy post-season run to begin his climb through the ranks.

Key marks for Thatcher Demko next season:

10 appearances to move into fourth all-time in franchise history

10 victories to move into third all-time in franchise history

Three shutouts to move into a share of fifth all-time as a Canucks goalie

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Date: 07/12/2024
Player: Michele Comalli (G)
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Date: 07/13/2024
Player: Valentin Clément (F)
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Date: 07/12/2024
Player: Ross Venus (F)
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Few people have as much insight into what it is like to work closely with the Leafs’ Core Four players as former NHL head coach Dave Hakstol does. He provided a window into what they are like behind the scenes, stemming from his tenure as a Maple Leafs assistant (2019-2021) when he appeared Friday on Leafs Morning Take with Nick Alberga and Matt Larkin.

“I really believe that anybody that’s dealt with them over the past few years and watched them grow up and watch their careers grow really has to agree with me,” Hakstol said. “They’re great people. They’re all four really good teammates. They’re under such scrutiny and I believe they own that and they should own that.”

Hakstol also praised their commitment to their craft while also being dedicated to matching what the Leafs need from them daily, all while under so much pressure to make a deep playoff run to end the longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history and facing constant, intense scrutiny.

“They’re becoming veteran athletes, veteran players in this league, and they have the ability both mentally, physically to handle all of those things,” Hakstol said.

Hakstol witnessed firsthand for two seasons the growth and maturity of the Leafs’ Core Four as they handled the highs of a division title win to the lows of blowing a 3-1 series lead. He may be over three years removed from his last game behind Toronto’s bench, but he got a good taste of what they are like and remains steadfast that the group is capable of achieving great things.

He also provided some insight into what it is like to work alongside Sheldon Keefe who has recently been let go and snagged up by the Devils. Hakstol was complimentary of how Keefe conducted himself daily both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.

“We could always go through and probably pick our pressers that we would like to do over again,” he said. “I’m sure that he has a couple. But I thought he handled himself very well in that environment.”

Regardless of how you feel about the Core Four and Keefe, it is always interesting to get a bit of perspective on what it is like to be working for an NHL team and how players conduct themselves. There are not many people within an organization that gets to be that close to the players than the coaches and Hakstol provided some intriguing insight into how Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and John Tavares are as people and athletes.

Hakstol joined the Leafs’ coaching staff Leafs in 2019, running the penalty-killing unit under both Keefe and Mike Babcock. He departed in 2021 to become the head coach of the expansion Kraken, for which he was fired from earlier this year. Before his appointment in Toronto, he coached the Flyers for parts of four seasons between 2015 and 2018.

You can listen to the full interview with Hakstol here:

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Date: 07/12/2024
Player: Jake Fardoe (D)
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Be sure to check Betway to check out the latest Jets game day odds and bet on the NHL!

As the 2024 NHL off-season carries on into summer, it’s time to start looking ahead to what the 2024-25 season will have in store for the Winnipeg Jets. Aside from the uncertainties around some moves the Jets may or may not make this off-season, one thing that is guaranteed to happen next season are some players reaching career milestones.

Of course, when you talk about milestones for Jets players, you need to clarify which timeframe you are talking about. There’s the original Jets, the Atlanta Thrashers, and now the modern day Jets, but these records or milestones that I’m looking at begin from the Thrashers era onwards. As I mentioned, several Jets players will be hitting some pretty significant milestones in the 2024-25 season, and I feel like it’s worth noting them now so that you are prepared for the games where they could happen.

Beginning with assistant captain, and one of the longest serving Jets, Mark Scheifele. The 31-year old is 99.9% guaranteed to reach 2 significant milestones early next season. The 1st one is 800 games played. Currently Scheifele sits at 797 NHL games played, and this total is of course more special because they have all been played with the Jets organization. Once Scheifele achieves 800 games played, he’ll be only 97 games played behind the current Thrashers/Jets leader Blake Wheeler.

The 2nd milestone which Scheifele will be guaranteed to reach early in the 2024-25 season is 300 career goals. Scheifele is usually known a little more for his playmaking abilities, currently at 420 assists, but he’s also now just 3 goals away from reaching the 300 mark. Considering there have only been just over 200 players in NHL history to ever reach 300 goals, this is quite the achievement to look forward to for Scheifele.

The next Jets player who will be further etching his name in Jets all-time record books next season is Connor Hellebuyck. The 2023-24 Vezina trophy winner already has almost all of the Jets prominent goalie records at this point, so now he’s looking to reach new significant all-time record marks. Hellebuyck currently has 275 wins, so at some point midway through the season he should be able to reach 300 wins. That number would place Hellebuyck in the top-50 all time for wins by a goalie, a feat which can’t be understated in terms of how impressive that is in today’s league.

A 3rd player who remains a part of the Jets core is their goal scoring specialist, Kyle Connor. Connor is still just 27 years old, but he’s already making his way up several Jets all-time scoring lists. Early in the 2024-25 season, with Connor’s 7th goal of the season, he’ll reach 250 goals in his career. Probably around the same time in the season, Connor should be able to reach 500 career points. Connor is just 15 points away from reaching that special total, one which starts giving players extra praise as they continue their successful careers.

There are a few other milestones to watch for throughout the Jets players in the 2024-25 season. Some of which are career totals that span across multiple teams, while others are “smaller” milestones, which likely means the player is still in their early stages of their career. One of these milestones comes from a fairly new member of the Jets, Nino Niederreiter. Entering his 2nd full season with the Jets, Niederreiter will reach 900 NHL games played after his 13th appearance. The 31-year old has played for the New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators before settling in over the last year and a half with the Jets.

I’m probably going to end up forgetting a few of the Jets milestones that will occur in the 2024-25 season, but here’s a few more that I can list off which are bound to happen. Vladislav Namestnikov is only 2 points away from 300 career points (across 8 teams in total), while Neal Pionk is 17 assists away from 200 career assists. A final guaranteed milestone that will happen for the Jets in the 2024-25 season is Gabriel Vilardi playing in his 200th career game. Currently at 199 NHL appearances, Vilardi will hit the 200 mark on game #1 of what he hopes is a big 2nd full season with the Jets.

So now you know, there’s most of the milestones that appear to be achievable for these Jets players in the 2o24-25 season. Of course, I’m sure I missed a few, and there are probably some that seem out of reach which may end up happening, but these are the ones that I think you should keep an eye out on for sure. I’ve found that milestones are great moments throughout a team’s season, and the Jets will have some pretty important ones that will occur in the upcoming season.

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The Calgary Flames head into the rest of the summer having checked a lot of boxes on their off-season to do list. One thing they haven’t been able to do is acquire a bad contract in exchange for an asset.

There have already been a few of these moves made in the NHL this off-season.

The Calgary Flames should be making these kinds of trades. They are at the beginning of a rebuild where they need to acquire as many draft picks as possible to help them build a a true Stanley Cup contender in the future. They have the second-most cap space in the NHL as of July 11. Taking on bad contracts should become a priority between now and the 2025 trade deadline.

Here are three players on cap strapped teams who the Flames could target.

Ross Colton – C – 6’0″, 194 pounds – Colorado Avalanche – 3 years remaining, $4 million AAV

The Colorado Avalanche have major salary cap issues. They are currently $1,337,500 over the salary cap and still need to sign two forwards to get to 12 on their NHL roster. They desperately need to shed cap space, especially if both Gabe Landeskog and Valeri Nichushkin are on the opening night roster.

Ross Colton seems like an obvious cap dump for Colorado. He has three years remaining on his contract that pays him $4 million per year.

Colton scored 17 goals and 23 assists in the 2023-24 season. He is a solid middle six centre who brings speed, physicality and a little bit of skill to the table. He would be a good fit with the Flames as a second- or third-line centre. In a year or two they could trade him again for more assets.

The tricky part of this deal would be convincing Colton to leave Colorado for Calgary as he has a no trade clause. But the Flames could sell Colton on an increased role in the lineup and could move him to a contender in a year or two if they decide to trade him again.

Jacob Trouba – RHD – 6’3″, 209 pounds – New York Rangers – 2 years remaining, $8 million AAV

It’s no secret that the New York Rangers have been trying to move their captain and his $8 million cap hit this off-season. It sounds like Chris Drury is looking to open up cap space to sign Ryan Lindgren and Braden Schneider this summer, and K’Andre Miller next off-season.

Trouba has a 15 team no trade list as part of his current contract. I would say the likelihood of Calgary being on that list is very high. But could the Flames convince Trouba to come to Calgary for the next season or two with a handshake agreement that they will trade him within the next two years to a contender? They convinced Andrei Kuzmenko to come to Calgary as part of the Elias Lindholm trade.

Trouba would play a big role on the Flames at 5-on-5 and the penalty kill. He could bring a veteran presence to a team that’s looking to go young. And he’d bring more physicality and toughness to the Calgary blueline which would be welcome.

Cody Ceci – RHD – 6’3″, 210 pounds – Edmonton Oilers – 1 year remaining, $3.25 million AAV

The Edmonton Oilers are in salary cap hell. They are $354,167 over the salary cap and they still need to sign Dylan Holloway and Philip Broberg to new contracts. There is no guarantee that they will be able to put Evander Kane on LTIR. They need to shed a contract and Ceci seems like the obvious choice.

Ceci is an adventure on the ice. When he is on his game is a decent third pairing defenceman who can play 16-18 minutes a night. However, when he is not on his game, he is a mess in his own end and is prone to turning the puck over. That’s not the worst thing for a rebuilding Flames team.

If he can have a decent season, the Flames can move him during the season or at the trade deadline. Stanley Cup contenders are always looking for 6’3″, right shot defencemen.

Which rough contracts should the Flames be looking to add in exchange for an asset? Let us know in the comments!

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Date: 07/12/2024
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Date: 07/12/2024
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In the fifth and final piece in our five-part feature on attainable milestones for key Canucks next season, we look at Thatcher Demko and his place in franchise history:

Thatcher Demko

It’s remarkable how similar Thatcher Demko’s individual statistics are to the man he replaced as Vancouver Canucks starter Jacob Markstrom. In parts of seven National Hockey League seasons, Demko has appeared in 219 games compared to Markstrom, who suited up on 229 occasions as a Canuck. Demko has a 2.79 GAA for his career, while Markstrom posted a 2.73 GAA in his time in Vancouver. And their save percentages as Canucks differ by a tenth of a percent, with Demko at 91.2% while Markstrom was at 91.3%.

 

But there are differences between the two, as well. Demko took the torch from Markstrom in the Canucks crease after a number of dismal seasons for the organization. As a result, the incumbent has posted 116 career victories compared to his predecessor who won 99 times.

With 10 appearances early next season, Demko will match Markstrom and from there only three goalies will have played more games in a Canucks uniform in franchise history. Demko will have a ways to go to catch Richard Brodeur for third on the list. King Richard suited up 377 times as a Canuck through the 1980s. Beyond Brodeur, it’s Kirk McLean at 448 and Roberto Luongo at 516.

While Demko trails Broduer by a wide margin in games played in Vancouver, he doesn’t have far to go to catch him for third spot in career victories as a Canuck. The San Diego native needs just 10 wins to equal the 126 Brodeur delivered in his eight seasons in the organization.

Throughout his career, Demko has been busy in his time between the pipes. He has already faced the fifth most shots in franchise history at 6768 and in the first month of the season will move past Markstrom into fourth in that category. Accordingly, he’ll also nudge past Markstrom into fourth in saves made as a Canuck goalie.

Demko begins the 2024-25 season sitting seventh all time in shutouts with eight in his career – five of them coming last season alone. He is one behind Cory Schneider and two back of Ryan Miller. If Demko posts four shutouts next season, he would slide past Gary Smith (11) into fourth all-time in franchise history behind Dan Cloutier (14), Kirk McLean (20) and Roberto Luongo (38).

One area Demko would surely love to boost his numbers is in the playoffs. Through the years, he has appeared in just five post-season games and made only four starts. Remarkably in his five playoff appearances Demko has surrendered just four goals. He is 3-1 in his post-season decisions but needs to add to his body of work to climb the franchise ladder in playoff statistics. In fact, Arturs Silovs has played in twice as many Stanley Cup Playoff games as Demko and has two more victories based on his 10-game run this year. To frame it even further, Corey Hirsch is one of nine netminders that has appeared in more playoff games as a Canuck than Demko has. The Canucks need a healthy Demko to settle in for a lengthy post-season run to begin his climb through the ranks.

Key marks for Thatcher Demko next season:

10 appearances to move into fourth all-time in franchise history

10 victories to move into third all-time in franchise history

Three shutouts to move into a share of fifth all-time as a Canucks goalie

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Date: 07/12/2024
Player: Michele Comalli (G)
From: Chiavenna
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Information: 1 year
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