Hockey Headlines: News on Eric Staal, Patrick Kane, Brock Nelson and More

A collection of all the latest happenings in the world of hockey:

Jack Eichel looked pretty good in the Sabres prospects tournament. [Buffalo Hockey Beat], [Tip of the Tower]

Brock Nelson and the Islanders are still far apart on contract talks. [Newsday]

Eric Staal and the Hurricanes aren’t close on a new deal either. Could a trade be looming? [Sportsnet]

What is the best city in America for hockey? [Pens Initiative]

Blackhawks are close to making a decision on Patrick Kane. [CBS Sports]

Marcus Kruger is back in Chicago on a one-year deal. [ESPN]

The Capitals have signed veteran Derek Roy to a pro tryout. [CSN]

Are the Red Wings going to utilize Mike Green properly? [Today’s Slap Shot]

Ron MacLean calls a playoff year for the Oilers. Is he right? [Edmonton Journal]

The NHL will now employ concussion spotters at games. [The Hockey News]

Talk about beer league hockey… [Puck Daddy]

Alex Galchenyuk is likely on a short leash. [Rabid Habs]

Will the Bruins miss the playoffs for the second year in a row? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

And finally, we think Drew Doughty is a baseball fan. [Sportsnet]