What are we talking about? We're talking about practice. Not a game, not a game. Practice, man. Practice. Come on down and check out the scrimmage at 3:30 this afternoon...should be fun! Even if it's just practice. (Before you head out, could you take a moment and vote for OTF in the Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Awards? Voting is open through July 22nd...head on over and cast your ballot right HERE. Thanks!)
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
What should the Colorado Avalanche do with Ryan O’Reilly? | Post-to-Post
Trade him to Nashville, where he'll be loved and respected.
The myth that Columbus can't spend money - The Cannon
They should try to go for it. In the East, anything is possible.
Long-term NHL deals softening free-agency - Sportsnet.ca
With guys getting locked up long-term, there's definitely less to choose from out there. If you're not in a major market *cough Nashville cough*, you're gonna have to get creative.
The NHL & the Problem With Diving: If You Ain't Cheatin', You Ain't Tryin' - Defending Big D
My perspective on diving: It's totally gutless and unfair when THE OTHER TEAM does it.
The Sharks may be in deep trouble (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy
Some folks don't think the Scott Hannan and John Scott signings will put them over the top.
NHL free agency: Canada corners the intangible market - Sporting News
They're trying to win the battles but lose the war. Again.
Maple Leafs hire Steve Spott, Peter Horachek as assistant coaches - The Globe and Mail
Congrats, Coach Pete!
You Should Be Optimistic About the Leafs-The Hockey Writers
That's right. Save your heartbreak and outrage for later in the season.
Mikhail Grabovski strikes back at Jeremy Roenick | Puck Drunk Love
Ryan Kesler Throws Out First Pitch at Angels Game - NHL VideoCenter
It wasn't a strike, but if he'd REALLY missed it, he could've used some of is hockey "moves" to cover it up.