By excluding the vast majority of retired NHL players, the settlement will fail to serve as the last word on NHL concussion litigation. At the same time, the NHL concussion settlement offers a number of benefits for both retired players and the league itself.
Keith Kinkaid had a breakout year when he stepped in for the injured Cory Schneider last season and led the Devils to their first playoff berth in six years. He's still riding that success now, mostly fueled by mid-game pretzels.
There are two sides to Mat Barzal: the playful, lovable 21-year-old who doesn’t know how to operate a Keurig machine and the fierce competitor who has taken up the task of leading the Islanders in the wake of Josh Tavares’s departure.