Commentaries on the CBA, Shea Weber, the Devils, Wild, hockey history, the identity of a supposed NHL Twitter “insider” revealed, and of course, Absurd Goalie Monday.
RAW CHARGE: John Fontana on how Commissioner Gary Bettman is playing games with NHL fans during these CBA negotiations.
MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan with an angry letter to the NHL by an average hockey fan.
BLUELINE STATION: Matt Josephs on how an NHL lockout might help players on entry level contracts.
PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney reminds us of the real reason offer sheets are almost never successful: general managers don’t wish to piss each other off.
THE HOCKEY GUYS: Tyler J. Altemose on the ongoing negotiations over a “no-trade/no-movement” clause between Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham looks back at some of the forerunners of the National Hockey League.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: JSLandry wonders what might have been if the Minnesota Wild had selected Claude Giroux in the 2006 entry draft instead of James Sheppard. I’m guessing they would be much better off, and might not have felt the need to break the bank in signing Zach Parise.
HOCKEY TRACKER: The New Jersey Devils need a top-six forward.
@kyriacou22’s Blog: OHL scout Jonathan Kyriacou does an excellent job uncovering the identity of the supposed NHL “insider” called “hockeyinsiderr”. Surprise, it’s a teenager from suburban Montreal! While I feel sorry for those folks taken in by “hockeyinsiderr”, it goes to show how easy it is for someone to hide behind anonymity, proclaim themselves a “hockey insider”, and generate lots of mischief with their masquerade. Anticipating an angry denial from the “insiderr” any time now…
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: former Senators goalie Mike Bales.