In any language: Wednesday notes

Walked in the door from Cromwell just in time to see Vegas take J.F. Berube from the New York Islanders, as Bob McKenzie had reported earlier. To entice the Knights take the unrestricted-free-agent goalie — passing up the likes of Calvin de Haan, Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome — the Islanders gave up this year’s first rounder, a second rounder in 2019, Mikhail Grabovski and defenseman Jake Bischoff, who played six games for the Sound Tigers down the stretch.

The maneuvering isn’t likely over.


Couldn’t figure out the connection between the Travelers Championship and Ben Bishop, who played the pro-am today. Not entirely sure if he knew, either: “They called last week and asked if I wanted to play,” Bishop said.

Heck yeah he did. He played with pro Retief Goosen, with UConn women’s basketball legend Rebecca Lobo and Huskies assistant coach Chris Dailey. How’d he shoot? “Lots of good ones, some bad ones, a lot in between,” Bishop said. “It was a great time. We played good golf. Retief Goosen was on fire.”

Figured last year was a bit of a whirlwind for him, leaving Tampa after so long, spending time in L.A. and winding up in Dallas. “There were a lot of question marks going into last year, what they were going to do,” Bishop said. “It’s nice to go back and know where you’re going to be, play hockey and not worry about stuff you can’t control.”


And RIP, Pete Flynn.

Michael Fornabaio