Players attended Wade Belak's Funeral Sunday. Source: Canadian Press

REDlines: Rookie Camp In 4 Days From Today!

Today’s music videos on Twofer Tuesday are I Would Do Anything For You and Helena Beat by Foster The People.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  We are just days away from the beginning of live hockey finally as the Florida Panthers open rookie training this coming Saturday September 10thHere’s the schedule which is open to the public and includes the roster.  I plan on going, as does Dave and Josh.  We hope to see you there as well and meet some of you for the first time.

It’s going to be great to see all the youngsters compete.  Players like Jonathan Huberdeau who was this year’s number three overall pick in the draft, Quinton Howden, John MacFarland and of course Big G himself.

Keep an eye out for our season preview coming this Friday just in time for the start of rookie camp.  We are gearing up for the season here and can’t wait for things to get under way.

News around Sunrise:

Good friend Bill Whitehead gives a touching story about former Florida Panther Wade Belak.

George Richards and some interesting thoughts from assistant GM Mike Santos.  On Frozen Blog.

Should Jonathan Huberdeau be expected to make the roster this season?  Op-Ed.

Around the NHL:

Wade Belak was laid to rest on Sunday in Nashville.

Tough guy Riley Cote and a very candid interview in Men’s Health about the NHL and prescription drugs.

Steve Ovadia makes a statement to GM’s about hanging to veteran’s just a little longer. Puck Update.

A controversial coach ends up back behind the bench in the Ontario Hockey League.  Buzzing The Net.

Mark Willoughby speaks about the mental health of the NHL and it’s players, and where the attention should be focused.  View from the 111

Harrison Mooney wonders if enforcers need  separate representation.

How to survive your Yahoo Fantasy Draft.  OGA.

FanSided Five:

Dealing with the loss of Wade Belak.  Predlines.

Jeff Skinner the next LeBron James?  She said it, not me.  Cardiac Cane.

Bleedin’ Blue takes a stance on fighting.

Five Washington Capitals who need to have a big year.  Capitals Outsider.

Big Buff gets picked up for DUI BWI. Hockey at The Forks.

Bonus # 1:  Our own Steve Kendall from Causeway Crowd had a chance to speak with Alex Burrows.

Bonus # 2:   Make sure you check out all of our FanSided sites as we alphabetically do our 30 in 30 previews.

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