NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek is on the air Monday at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Retired NHL player Keith Primeau will be an in-studio guest and Ryan Callahan will call in to preview the Tampa Bay Lightning, who begin the regular season Thursday at home against the Florida Panthers.
Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract Monday. John Davidson, the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, will provide his take on having Johansen back in the fold and his outlook on the expectations in Columbus.
Also joining the show is New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk to discuss his new surroundings, and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler to look ahead to his first season in southern California.
Our Trophy Tracker series will preview the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the League's best coach, and E.J. continues his countdown of the League's top-30 impact players with Nos. 15-11.
Remember to submit your #AskEJ questions all season long to @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and join the conversation on Twitter as we ask your opinion on some hot topics around the NHL.