Commentaries on Rick Nash, PK Subban, the top ten NHL players over-35, the CBA, plus the second part of a two-part interview with former Avs enforcer Scott Parker, and more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert explains why Canadian-born Rick Nash doesn’t want to be dealt to Canadian-based teams. I believe reasons 1 and 3 are at the heart of the matter.
HABSBLOG: A reminder to Canadiens fans anxious over the fact P.K. Subban isn’t signed yet that it usually takes most of the summer for restricted free agents to be re-signed. In other words, chill out, ya nervous nellies! Subban won’t be traded.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Eric Roberts with the top ten NHL players who are 35 and older. One could quibble about where some of them place on the list, but there’s no denying they all deserve to be there.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Scott Reynolds refuses to buy into the hyperventilation over the NHL’s initial CBA proposal, pointing out the league isn’t going after guaranteed contracts, movement clauses, or the definition of hockey-related revenue. According to Larry Brooks of the NY Post, the league supposedly does want to redefine HRR, but Reynolds points about guaranteed contracts and movement clauses are valid ones.
MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Brett Shumway with the second half of his two-part interview with former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker.
NHLNUMBERS.COM: Quantifying players’ impact on teammate shooting percentage.
DEADSPIN: Barry Petchesky with a list of NHL teams NOT yet linked to Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan.
PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney provides the hilarious commentary to the top ten “hockey hugs” of 2011-12. Number 8, between Tyler Myers and Derek Roy, is my favorite.