Remembering two members of hockey’s family who perished on 9-11, making sense of the Cleary contract, the Stepan contract standoff, the decline of Martin Havlat and much more.
PUCK DADDY: Sean Leahy remembers LA Kings scouts Garnet “Ace’ Bailey and Mark Bavis, who perished during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, plus highlights a fascinating clip showing the Bruins brass discussing trading Tyler Seguin and trying to re-sign Nathan Horton last June. Greg Wyshynski notes support for 3-on-3 overtimes during the regular season is growing among NHL GMs.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert tries to make sense of the Flyers contract with Daniel Cleary.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes on the pros and cons of the Flyers signing Cleary to a three-year deal.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kenneth Laws examines Martin Havlat’s story of injury and decline.
BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato believes neither Derek Stepan or Rangers GM Glen Sather are to blame for Stepan’s contract standoff.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: Mark Parisi believes leadership in the wake of Daniel Alfredsson’s off-season departure is among the Senators’ burning questions.
RAW CHARGE: John Fontana believes Martin St. Louis is the logical choice to become the next captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
THE CANNON: When will the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans know who the club’s next captain will be?
MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: In defense of actually looking forward to the Flames upcoming season.