Reaction to Rogers Communications’ new TV deal with the NHL, a trade gone wrong, the best new hockey books, how to ruin an NHL prospect and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists the winners and losers of Rogers new TV deal with the NHL.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on how the new deal will affect hockey viewing in Canada. Bourne also notes the proper time for a player to take a shot at the opponent who wronged him, and the importance of players’ body language.
AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Steve Lepore weighs in with his take on the Rogers-NHL deal.
A ROUGE POINT: How this deal affects TSN.
HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels offers his take on the new deal, among other NHL topics.
BOOKISH: Looking for a Christmas gift for hockey fans? Kristen Mascia lists the best new hockey books, plus some other classics.
JAPERS’ RINK: How the Martin Erat trade went bad for the Capitals.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Looking for ways to ruin an NHL prospect? Joseph Vito Deluca lists five ways, using the Buffalo Sabres’ mishandling of Mikhail Grigorenko as a prime example.