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We are less than a month away, but summer needs to hurry up and move toward fall.

It’s basically football season, and hockey season is right around the corner.

Around the League

Klingberg fired up after meeting with new Stars coach in Sweden
For me, Dallas is the biggest question mark in the Central. After last season's hype with Radulov, they played average hockey. This season, they're getting their star rookie defenseman and might still play average hockey.

Kronwall says this season with Red Wings could be last in NHL
Kronwall is 37 and many seasons of professional hockey have taken their toll.

The Great Goalie Debate: Ranking the NHL’s 31 starting netminders in 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews
It seems that Pekka's age will always affect how he's viewed. I'd probably rank him over Dubnyk, but that's about it.

‘C’ Change: Who will fill the NHL’s seven vacant captaincies? – TheHockeyNews
Some thoughts on captaincy for the seven teams who need a captain. Also, I will stand on my head if John Tavares is not named the Leaf's new captain.

Sabres’ best bet with Reinhart would be to lock him up long term – TheHockeyNews
Sam Reinhart absolutely deserves a long-term deal with the "not so awful anymore" Sabres.

NHL: Eric Lindros' bold suggestion for NHL - eliminate body checking
The tag that came with my new helmet says "hockey is a dangerous collision sport."

Trotz: Islanders can score 'with John Tavares or without John Tavares' - Sportsnet.ca
I wonder if Barry Trotz feels robbed.

Oilers sign veteran Scottie Upshall to professional tryout deal - Sportsnet.ca
Scottie Upshall has signed a PTO with the Oilers.

Maple Leafs RFA William Nylander still in no rush to sign new deal - Sportsnet.ca
I just don't understand why the Leafs wouldn't get Nylander signed like...yesterday.

Postma, Wingels, Bouma sign in Europe - TSN.ca
Paul Postma, Tommy Wingles, and Lance Bouma moved to overseas leagues.

Patrik Laine ditches beard, in 'no rush' to sign contract extension with Jets | NHL | Sporting News
Patrik Laine looks so much better without his nasty goat beard.

Have a great week, folks!