With training camp ostensibly set to start in less than two weeks, more and more players are showing up in town for the informal workouts which allow guys to shake off the rust and rebuild their on-ice familiarity. Our weekend hockey notes touch base with two veterans gearing up for the season, and of course much more discussion about the state of the CBA talks...
Nashville Predators News
Nashville Predators' Hal Gill prepares to stabilize defense again | The Tennessean
He's now Hal Gill of Green Hills, and it sounds like he'll be ready to go after suffering a fractured tibia late last season.
Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist shrugs off contract status | The Tennessean
Hornqvist is entering the final year of his contract, so now would be a good time to bust out with a huge season.
The Lockout Hurts, Part II: Nashville Predators | Overtime
Just think, now that Shea Weber is receiving his $13 million signing bonus, the Preds have all the more reason to hope the season starts on time, just in order to get their money's worth.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Larry Brooks: NHL owners not honoring their collective word - NYPOST.com
The NHLPA's mouthpiece (err... New York Post columnist) portrays the owners as dirty rotten cheats for going after a rollback on all the player contracts they've been signing this summer.
NHL moves to get back control of the league from players, Peter Adler writes | Edmonton Journal
Meanwhile, the owners' sycophant says the NHLPA is overreaching when it tries to have a say in issues like realignment.
NHL Needs A Lockout To Survive - Broad Street Buzz
While it's easy to sympathize with the players, would fans be better off if the owners get their way?
Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself - Second City Hockey
Regime change in Chicago!
Al Montoya's New Winnipeg Jets Mask Revealed! - Arctic Ice Hockey
OK, this is pretty darned cool.
Nation Radio - September 8, 2012 | NHLNumbers.com
Fill your ears with some smart hockey talk.
Lowetide.ca | THE GREAT EXPANSION, VOL 2
Making the case that Montreal's dominance in the 1970's was due in part to rules behind the 1967 expansion that were expressly crafted to protect their development pipeline.
What Will Henrik Lundqvist Do For an Encore? - Blueshirt Banter
Now that he's got a Vezina Trophy on the shelf, can King Henrik keep the good times rolling?