Today’s music choice is Helena Beat by Foster The People.
July is almost over. Guess what that means? Yep, almost time for students to get back to school. Bet you kids are excited about that. As July winds down and August approaches, the hockey offseason is about as exciting as a baseball game between two last place teams on a hot summer night in Texas. You just kinda hang around waiting for something exciting to happen. Here in Sunrise the last couple weeks have been pretty anti climatic after the big free agent signings. Not that we have dig too deep for material on this site since the six of us are so creative, but there are days when the boys here at the Rat Trick offices are shooting paper clips at each other in an attempt to make things exciting. Time is moving slow, opening night is still along way off, and if you care we lost our softball game last night 9-8. Is it October yet?
Your links after the jump.
News in Sunrise:
The Florida Panthers have announced their preseason schedule. How about a hockey doubleheader!
Around the NHL:
Nikolai Khabibulin is dropping his DUI charges. Will serve his sentence. Pro Hockey Talk.
Detroit Red Wing forward Kris Draper is hanging up the skates. NHL.com.
Justin Bourne hated killing penalties. He gives advice on how not to be on that unit.
A Boston Bruins style wedding in New England. Video included. Puck Daddy.
Sam McCaig looks at the top 25 right wingers. No Panthers included.
Down Goes Brown runs down the honey do list for the Winnipeg Jets offsesaon.
A good read by Lyle Richardson at the Hockey News about why we haven’t seen offer sheets.
The players with the most pressure on them earn the least. Kevin Allen USA Today.
Summer Drama as Alexei Yashin prefers to drag out his decision about signing with the Islanders. TSN.ca.
For those of you wanting to purchase NHL ’12 take a look here. Nice Discount for early orders. Kukla’s Korner.
You know it’s slow when I have to post a link to something like this! Houses of the Hockey.
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