Several NHL players really let themselves go, an elegy to Brian Burke, examining Travis Zajac’s new contract, the NHL tries again to make nice with fans, and more.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski has photographic proof Wookies walk among us. In this case, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (seen at left).
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner points out Burns isn’t the only NHL player with creative hairstyles, Justin Bourne looks at this season’s NHL rookie crop, and wordsmith extraordinaire Ellen Etchingham offers up a touching elegy to Brian Burke.
IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer explains why Travis Zajac’s new contract is a good deal for the New Jersey Devils.
PENSBURGH: “What do Athletes owe Fans?” In my opinion, give their best effort, and don’t behave criminally away from the arena and playing field.
LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Should the NY Islanders use the early compliance buyout for Rick DiPietro?
HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson on Tim Connolly and individual PK percentage.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Dobber examines post-NHL lockout cap crunch.
BATTLE OF CALIFORNIA: An amended version of the NHL’s latest apology to its fans.