In today’s collection of NHL blogosphere goodness: the winners and losers of Ilya Kovalchuk’s retirement, Garth Snow’s blindness toward goaltenders, Jaromir Jagr’s cryptic Facebook update, Blake Geoffrion’s premature retirement and more.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines the winners and losers of Ilya Kolvalchuk’s retirement. Yes, Kovalchuk is a winner.
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner on the one thing NY Islanders GM Garth Snow can’t find in a bargain bin: a quality goaltender.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski reports on Jaromir Jagr’s recent weird Facebook video in which he appears to leave a cryptic message about his future. Turns out he won’t play in the NHL next season. Or maybe he will? Good ol’ Jagr, always leavin’ us guessin’.
HOCKEYBUZZ; Eric Engel addresses the hue and cry of Canadienss fans calling on management to add more size to their lineup, as well as the high cost of doing so.
ON THE FORECHECK: Dirk Hoag with an interesting piece on how Blake Geoffrion’s premature retirement reminds us hockey’s fates are fickle.
NHL NUMBERS: Rob Pettapiece wonders if goaltenders can control the number of rebounds they allow.
DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley ponders the possibility of Tyler Seguin becomes the Dallas Stars next Mike Modano.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Rick Roos lists seven players on new teams fantasy hockey GMs should avoid.