The middle of summer is here. Rookie development camp has ended, the mass excitement of free agent frenzy has worn off, and now we’ve hit the “Dog Days” of the off season. The next bit of live hockey we get to see will be in September almost 60 days from now. Seems like a very long time, but the anticipation of this coming season with all the new players on our roster will make that time fly by. Stay close by. Everyday we’ll have something to say. We encourage you to say something as well. We’d love to hear what you’re thinking. Links after the jump.
What’s happening in Sunrise:
Here’s Dale Tallon and Mike Santos talking about the new affiliation with San Antonio.
Rusty Olesz thinks that the Blackhawks are getting a physical player. Harvey Fialkov.
One more story about Erik Gudbranson. Pro Sports Blogging.
Around the NHL:
Doing the little things doesn’t always show up in the box score. NHL.com gives us the best.
How will each Bruin spend the day with the Cup? Stanley Cup of Chowder predicts.
Ryan Lambert looks at overvaluing playoff performance.
I hate the shootout, but here’s a list of the best of the best. Pro Hockey Talk.
Scott Cullen looks at the best and the worst even strength goal scorers.
Joe Sakic has an amazing shot. On the golf course too. TSN.ca.
Broadstreet Buzz talks about teamwork.
Very quietly Cam Barker signs with Edmonton. Oil On Whyte.
Alexi Yashin. Coming back again. To the Islanders? Dmitry Chesnokov.
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