Rating last season’s top NHL sophomores, the NHL Network must be improved, how to maximize LTIR benefits, a look at next year’s class of potential HHOF inductees and more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner ranks last season’s top NHL sophomores and chooses the best one. Hint, he’s the one pictured left. Justin Bourne, meanwhile, explains the importance of why the media and everyone else shouldn’t step on the team logo in the dressing room. I get Justin’s point, but I respectfully disagree.
AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Ken Fang on why the NHL Network needs to improve. I dumped it following their lack of coverage of the new CBA. Apart from “NHL On The Fly”, it’s a lousy source for NHL updates.
THE HOCKEY GUYS: An explanation of how teams can maximize their LTIR benefits.
ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: The Blues are finally spending close to the salary cap, but will it make a difference?
IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer recently examined the UFA signings made by the New Jersey Devils on the opening day of the NHL UFA market.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kevin Goff believes the Colorado Avalanche made the right decision not to re-sign Milan Hejduk.
FIVE FOR HOWLING: Carl Pavlock on the Phoenix Coyotes changing their name to the Arizona Coyotes.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks at next year’s candidates for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg and Mike Modano look like certainties.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski explains why Justin Bieber is his hockey hero today.