Hockey News: Rink Opening to Kick Off All-Star Weekend; Info on Pavel Bure’s New League

Here are your NHL headlines for Monday, August 17.

The Nashville area will have a brand-new arena opened to kick off the 2016 All-Star Weekend. [The Tennessean]

Columnist Jack Todd feels that the NHL needs to send the right signal and suspend Patrick Kane. [Montreal Gazette]

Don’t expect an Evgeni Malkin trade anytime soon. [Today’s Slapshot]

John-Michael Liles feels that the newest Avalanche defenseman, Nikita Zadorov, has a lot of tools at his disposal. [The Score]

Pavel Bure Canucks
Pavel Bure (Hakan Dahlstrom, Flickr)

Here’s some more info on the new league being formed by Pavel Bure. [Puck Daddy]

Is Brett Connolly underrated? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Stars’ prospect Niklas Hansson could be a Swedish gem. [Defending Big D]

Poll: The Predators and the elephant in the room; should Shea Weber be traded? [Pro Hockey Talk]

How much does Marc Methot boost Erik Karlsson? [HockeyBuzz]

The Kings should have an interesting start to the season. [The Pink Puck]