Analysis of the recent long-term contract, waivers under the new CBA, the ten most surprising transactions this summer, and more in this collection of the weekend’s notable hockey blog posts.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert explains why we’ve seen so many long-term contracts this summer.
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. from Kansas” with the latest in the series “Getting to Know the CBA”, examining the rules on waivers.
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers looks at the ten most surprising NHL transactions this summer.
VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois explains how Dave Nonis’ new contract explains the influence of MLSE president Tim Leiweke.
THE COPPER & BLUE: A roundtable discussion of the Oilers depth at center.
ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Would the Winnipeg Jets be better off if they retained Rick Dudley as their general manager?
RAW CHARGE: John Fontana on “long reads, generalizations and NHL defensemen.
THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan on the Islanders new top line winger.
DEADSPIN: ESPN VP Vince Doria doesn’t believe hockey translates well to a TV audience. NBC Sports probably disagrees.