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Cannon Blasts : A team without a coach and a missing cup

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Another Monday. Another Cannon Blasts.

We’ve got a few things to cover this week. So, keep up loves.

Last week we had one of our longest episodes of “The Cannon Cast” to date. We discussed the Stanley Cup Finals, Alexander Wennberg’s performance at Worlds, and Women’s professional hockey in North America.

On Friday, Lukas Sedlak left the NHL and signed a two year deal in the KHL.

Our player reviews are still going on right now, too.

As is tradition, Ryan Murray played incredibly well before ..... wait for it..... wait for it.... getting hurt and missing the rest of the season. Shocking? right?

Oliver Bjorkstrand provided a glimpse into the future. It’s pretty bright. So, put on your sunglasses.

A quiet season by Markus Hannikainen was dampened by an injury in January.

Boone Jenner had a season that placed him at the CENTER of attention.

Alexandre Texier was a breath of fresh air late in the season for both the Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets.

If you missed any, you can check out our 2018-19 season reviews here.

Cleveland Monsters

Monsters head coach John Madden will not be returning for the 2019-20 season. The hunt for a head coach is on.

Ohio Hockey News

The Toledo Walleye are still battling it out against the Newfoundland Growlers in the Kelly Cup Finals. On June 1st, they were able to keep their championship win hopes alive by beating the Growlers, 3-2.

Speaking of the Kelly Cup, it is not in the ECHL’s possession. It is currently in the possession of last season’s champions, the Colorado Eagles. They claim they tried to return the trophy to the ECHL before moving to the AHL.

This story is wild. WILD!

It’s pretty much the most Ohio thing ever to play in a championship game where the trophy is missing in action. I say we make them a foil one to raise above their heads.

You can read more about the shenanigans here.

Sports News Around Ohio

The Columbus Crew SC broke their losing streak this weekend by tying the NYCFC 2-2.

The lack of franchise success for the Cincinnati Bengals has left people wondering if it’s deliberate or due to ineptitude by management.

If you’re still questioning whether or not Odell Beckham Jr is hyped to be with the Cleveland Browns, you obviously haven’t seen his new car or his NIKE ad.

Dan Gilbert had quite the scary moment when he suffered a stroke last sunday.

The Cincinnati Reds lost their series against the Washington Nationals this weekend after Max Scherzer struck out 15 players.

A pair of homeruns allowed the Cleveland Indians to defeat those dreadful Chicago White Sox.