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REDlines: Weekend Wrap. August 15th


Today’s music video to start your week is Crossfire by Brandon Flowers.

We have about one month to go before training camp begins in September.  I suppose if we stop thinking about it we may not feel like it’s so far away.  While the days go fairly quickly, the evenings and weekends pass slow, as those would be the times we find ourselves watching the game we love.  How much do I miss it? I’m now starting to refer to timelines in the following manner.  Yesterday Little Miss Rat Trick asked me when dinner was going to be ready.  I responded with “The equivalent of one major penalty”.   I have a sales meeting today that will last as long as a triple overtime.  Hopefully I can survive the boredom without incurring a double minor for falling asleep!

Your links after the jump:

News in Sunrise:

Harvey Fialkov posted an interview with Florida Panther’s draftee Rocco Grimaldi that was held after a Team USA practice.

The Florida Panthers are giving one lucky fan the chance to be a reporter (Jet Blue Reporter) during training camp and the first game of the season in New York!  Team Website.

Once again I urge you to participate in our ticket giveaway.  Put in your suggestion for the new goal song for the Florida Panthers and if you’re right, you and a guest could win two tickets to a home game in November.

Around the NHL:

Sidney Crosby reportedly may not be ready for the start of the season.  Pro Hockey Talk.

The Edmonton Oilers should be patient with first round pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Ken Campbell at The Hockey News.

Who’s the king of hockey on Twitter?  Bob McKenzie from TSN. The Cult of Hockey.

Anaheim Calling reponds loud and clear to an article that trashes the Pacific Division.

Every season players have a brief chat with the coaching staff at the end of the season.  Justin Bourne with advice on how to handle it.

Is Mike Comrie about to become Mr. Mom?  Hillary Duff is pregnant.  Wasn’t she just on the Disney Channel a couple years ago?  Puck Daddy.

The Minnesota Wild with new coach Mike Yeo behind the bench aim for the playoffs.   NHL.com’s 30 in 30.

James O’Brien looks at the NHL’s bargain basement deals.

Looking at prospects who’s chances could be fading.  Dobber Hockey.

Scott Hannan finally finds a new home.  The Calgary Flames sign the veteran defenceman.  TSN.ca.


The FanSided 5:

Big Mouths making headlines.  Too Many Men On The Site.

Blades Of Teal talks about the new wild man on defence.

Is Hockey religion?  Cardiac Cane gives a Sunday Sermon.

The NHL recently held a Booster Club Convention.  A chance for all booster clubs around the league to gather.  Eye on Isles.

Hockey At The Forks grades the Winnipeg Jets off season.

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