Five UFAs not named Doan worth signing, commentary on Brad Stuart, Brian Gionta and Michael Del Zotto, which injured stars of last season need a bounce-back season, how Hal Gill played on a broken leg, and other “Thank You” newspaper ads in the past from NHL players.
CBS SPORTS: Adam Gretz suggests Brian Rolston, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jason Arnott, Dominic Moore and Petr Sykora as five UFAs which could be worth signing.
FEAR THE FIN: Can Brad Stuart move back to the left side on the Sharks blueline?
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: K. Ross Read suggests Brian Gionta could be critical to the Canadiens success this season.
BLUE SEAT BLOGS: Speculation over what Michael Del Zotto’s new contract could be.
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers lists several notable NHL stars who were sidelined last season who need a strong bounce-back performance this season.
BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes on how Hal Gill played against the Phoenix Coyotes in last spring’s playoffs with a broken leg. Having fractured my left tibia playing hockey years ago, I’m amazed Gill could still play!
DOWN GOES BROWN: A look at other newspaper “thank you” ads from NHL players over the years.