August is almost over thank goodness and pretty soon we’ll be able to put the long, hot and boring summer behind us as training camp will be starting in about 3 weeks! That said, here’s some of the top stories that appeared around the FanSided NHL network last week.
Leading off, and following along with my eagerness for training camp to begin, here’s some observations that have been made by Causeway Crowd regarding the Bruins.
Tim Redinger from Sabre Noise chimes in with 5 reasons why he loves hockey. Have to say, you can’t go wrong with any of those selections.
A Winning Habit makes a strong case for the Montreal Canadiens to acquire free agent forward Bill Guerin. Guerin may be old, but he’s still got the desire and the ability. Someone’s going to grab him.
For all you gamers out there, Blue Line Station sems to be pretty excited about the new version of NHL 2011 that’s coming out as he took a “test drive” of the demo recently.
Broad Street Buzz feels that there’s been two versions of Daniel Briere since his arrival as a free agent. Which one is the real one? And is he worth it?
Former first round draft pick Matt Lashoff has been added to an already croweded Toronto Maple Leaf blue line. Editor In Leaf feels it’s a depth move, and that Burkie probably has a few more up his sleeve.
Capitals Outsider describes the “fighting days of GM George McPhee as a player.
Oil On Whyte has his take on the big news story last week about bloggers getting press credentials allowing them access to the dressing room and to be able to interview players.
The L.A. Kings have signed free agent defenceman Willie Mitchell. Rink Royalty thinks it’s a good move as long as Willie can stay healthy.
The fans in Nashville all breathed a sigh of relief when forward Partic Hornqvist signed a multi year deal last week. Predlines joins in the relief exercise.
As we know summertime during the past few years gives NHL execs time to review and look at changing rules and finding ways to improve the game. Here, Bleedin’ Blue takes a look at some of those proposed changes.
And that wraps up another addition of our best of NHL recap. Stay tuned as things heat up as we get closer to training camp, as we certainly will be ramping things up each and every day.
As for me, you can see me daily (usually) on The Rat Trick.
Thanks for reading.