Hockey News: Seattle Businessman Ray Bartoszek to Meet with NHL

After Las Vegas and Quebec City officially filed for NHL expansion, it seems that Seattle may not quite be done for the race to add a team. This top story leads Thursday’s NHL headlines.

Ray Bartoszek to meet with NHL on Tuesday. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Decision on Vegas and Quebec City could come in the next few months, reportedly. [The Score]

Cody Franson and the Bruins are in contract discussions. []

Have the Sharks and other non-playoff teams done enough to get back into the playoff mix? []

Luke Gazdic has slimmed down for the upcoming season. [Edmonton Journal]

Who would the Stars protect in an expansion draft? [Defending Big D]

Rinaldo does not seem to be the answer for the Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Curtis Lazar seems primed for a big season. [Ottawa Sun]

Amanda Kessel’s college career has ended. [Today’s Slapshot]

A look at the best moments in Crosby’s NHL career. [The Hockey News]

An Illinois farm made a terrific Blackhawks-themed corn maze. [Puck Daddy]