In many cases, it is one more sleep until training camp opens up. Here is a collection of stories that made news yesterday around the NHL.
- Miikka Kiprusoff, who backstopped the Flames for the last 9 years, finally confirmed that he is officially retiring. Flame For Though asks if Kipper is Hall of Fame worthy
- Eyes on Isles looks at John Tavares, who was officially named Captain of the Islanders yesterday. For what its worth, the budding superstar is ready for the task.
- Casueway Crowd checks in with Patrice Bergeron and his hunger to finish the job that didn’t get done last year. There was a lot of turnover in Boston, and players are going to have to find their roles all over again. Bergeron has been a great 1A to David Krejci‘s 1 (or is it vice versa), but its time for Bergeron to move into the next stratosphere.
- Daniel Cleary is reportedly joining the Flyers on a three year deal. Octopus Thrower says goodbye to the Newfie.
- Editor in Leaf wonders about Dion Phaneuf‘s chances of making Team Canada. Snowball…meet hell.
- Blueline Station looks at three players who might benefit the most from the departure of John Tortorella and the arrival of Alain Vigneault
- Blackhawk Up previews the Atlantic Division and finally someone give the Senators their due, having them firmly in 3rd. After seeing some with the Sens 5th, I’ll take third behind Boston and (grudgingly) Detroit.
- Silver Seven Sens makes their selections for the All-Star team at the recent rookie tournament (although naming all Senators seems a bit exclusive).
Enjoy your Tuesday. Hockey is just around the corner!