Sour grapes and Alexander Radulov…a guide to Cory Schneider’s free agency…What could Suter and Parise get via this summer’s UFA market?…Respecting Sean Avery’s decision to retire…A plea for Oilers GM Steve Tambellini to leave the team alone… a “state of the summer” address for the Ducks…Where’s the Islanders’ second line?…The leader in “Gordie Howe hat tricks”…Comparing the Bruins to a classic scene in “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”.
ON THE FORECHECK: Chris Burton accuses those GMs complaining over the possibility of Alexander Radulov returning to the Predators of sour grapes. I’d also call them hypocrites, because if they were in David Poile’s shoes, they wouldn’t say a word.
CANUCKS ARMY: Thomas Drance with a complete guide to Cory Schneider’s upcoming restricted free agency, anticipating the possible scenarios which could unfold this summer.
RED LIGHT DISTRICT HOCKEY BLOG: Alexander Monaghan speculates on what Ryan Suter and Zach Parise might get if they test this summer’s UFA market.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne respects Sean Avery’s decision to retire and move on to better things. Most fans, meanwhile, say “good riddance”.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull explains why he wasn’t Oilers GM Steve Tambellini to get away from his team.
ANAHEIM CALLING: Kevin Riach with a “state of the summer” address for the Ducks.
THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan wonders what happened to the Islanders second line.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier discovers the all-time leader in “Gordie Howe hat tricks” wasn’t “Mr. Hockey”, but rather Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita.
PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore provides a link to Boston Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards comparing the team’s performance against Tampa Bay to the famous “Blackh Knight” scene in “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”.