Goodbye and good riddance to a slow month for hockey news, NHL’s top five uniform mistakes, five popular delay tactics following an icing, remembering Bobby Orr’s hockey camp, and more.

Jay Bouwmeester re-signing with the Blues was among the biggest news in August.

Jay Bouwmeester re-signing with the Blues was among the biggest news in August.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner celebrates the end of August (the slowest month of the year for hockey news) by reviewing the month’s notable (and not-so-notable) NHL news. Yep, August 2013 was a month of suck, the worst I can recall in my fifteen years covering the NHL.

Dave Lozo, meanwhile, offers up season previews and predictions for all 30 NHL teams.

BLUE SEAT BLOGS: If you’re bored, why not vote for the worst GM in the NHL award.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi reveals the NHL’s top-5 uniform mistakes.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Dee Karl wonders if the Nashville Predators “Keep the Red Out” ticket promotion campaign might work for the NY Islanders to limit the number of NY Rangers fans attending Isles games.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Justin Glock lists the five popular delay tactics after a team ices the puck.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Steve Burtch on “Takeaways and Giveaways Going Rate”.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust suggests Emerson Etem and Brendan Smith should be on your keeper team.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier’s looks back on Bobby Orr’s hockey camp.

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