Our Monday morning news includes word that a new group bidding on the Coyotes wants to play a handful of "home" games outside of Phoenix, and the notion that when it comes to NHL goalies, there are only a few worthy of standing out from the rest of the pack. All this and more after the jump...
Predators see opportunity for next star to emerge - The Tennessean
John Glennon looks at the turnover taking place on the 3rd and 4th lines, and some words from associate coach Brent Peterson about getting off to a better start than last season (I'll have more on that later in the week).
Coyotes bidders offer Saskatoon option - From The Rink
James Mirtle looks at a new bid for the Phoenix Coyotes, by a group whose plan for financial solvency includes playing a few home games in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (where the St. Louis Blues nearly relocated back in 1983).. While I think this is a terrible idea, I do think the NHL should do a couple regular-season opening games (like the ones they do in Europe) in neutral sites like Saskatoon or Winnipeg.
Testing Ken Holland - The Copper & Blue
Detroit GM Ken Holland once said that after the top handful of NHL goaltenders, the difference in performance between the rest is often outweighed by the difference in cost. Jonathan Willis puts that theory to the test.
Five Hideous Hockey Jersey Designs - Adrian Dater
The Denver hockey columnist shares his all-time top five horrific NHL jerseys, including one surprise selection from the present day. Surprisingly, the original Mighty Ducks jerseys didn't make the cut.