Hockey News: Taylor Hall at Center; Cleary Signs with the Wings

John Tortorella doesn’t like Twitter. He doesn’t really like anything so it comes as no surprise. [Pass it to Bulis]

Staying in the New York area, John Tavares is the new Islanders captain. [CBC]

John Tavares Captain
John Tavares(Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Does Patrick Kane want to stay in Chicago? [Chicago Tribune]

After some confusion regarding the Flyers, Dan Cleary ends up back in Detroit. But seriously, are there any players left that Philly hasn’t tried to go after? [CBS]

Marc-Andre Fleury had a bad start to training camp. It’s a gross over-reaction to assume he’s washed up, but stopping at least one of the first three shots he faced would have been good. [Sporting News]

The Sabres agreed to a contract with Cody Hodgson. Not a bad cap hit for a number one center. [Toronto Star]

Meanwhile, the Leafs and Nazem Kadri finally came to terms. Though it was more the Leafs terms than Kadri’s. Cody Franson, however, still hasn’t budged. [National Post]

It’s okay, though. Toronto has Paul Ranger. [Sportsnet]

Joni Pitkanen injury
Joni Pitkanen (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

With Joni Pitkanen out for the season, the Hurricanes turn to Ron Hainsey. [Puck Daddy]

The Oilers hope Taylor Hall can become Mark Messier. What could go wrong? [Edmonton Journal]

The Panthers are looking to Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov to replace Scott Clemmensen. This should be fun. [NHL]

Nathan MacKinnon will start the season on the Avalanche’s third line. [Denver Post]

ESPN’s list of the top NHL prospects. [ESPN]

Claude Giroux’s hand is getting better. Now just keep him off the golf course. (Insert joke about the Flyers here). []

And finally, guess who is projected to the NHL’s leading scorer this season? [TSN]