Johansen: Kesler made a 'bit of a fool of himself' with tweet | TSN.ca
I would have rather attached Adam Vingan's original piece, but I haven't yet signed up for the Athletic and know many wouldn't be able to read it. It will be interesting to see how many of the "key" sports outlets begin to base their coverage on Athletic stories the way they do tweets now. I am very glad to see Ryan Johansen with a focus on bringing the playoff game earlier in the year.
Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #15 Grant Mismash | On the Forecheck
ICYMI, another great piece from Eric. I want Grant Mismash to be called "Smash".
I couldn’t clip this article and it’s in Swedish but the translations are fun. Help me figure out what “it’s no snack” is supposed to mean. Both of the translators I used came up with that phrase.
Look out Nashville - here he comes!
Central Division News:
Poll: What is the worst part about being a hockey fan in August? | St. Louis Game Time
Hahahahaha. Sob. Sob. This is so true. Take the poll!
Patience could lead to an even bigger payday for Jets’ Laine | TheHockeyNews
Remember when Patrik Laine said he should have been picked first in the draft? Is he waiting for Austin Matthews to sign so he can ask for $1 more? Risky to leave it too late with the year he had last year setting a high bar.
Parise, Suter set to play in Stars and Stripes Showdown Aug. 26 | NHL.com
What is Minnesota thinking letting these guys play in hockey games out of season? Zach Parise seems to break if you look at him sideways and Ryan Suter's last injury was inches away from being career ending. #riskybusiness
Other Hockey News:
Inside look at New York Rangers | NHL.com
Jimmy Vesey last year - 17 and 11 for 28 points. Viktor Arvidsson - NHL number 20 winger. Sing it everyone - "Ar-vie's Bet-ter! (Clap Clap Clap-Clap-Clap)"
Rask aims to stay fresh for Bruins throughout season with Halak as backup | NHL.com
Hopefully other Finnish goaltenders follow suit. Is it possible to play Juuse Saros one planned non-elimination game in a playoff series or is that a stupid idea? I mean we rest Pekka Rinne every five or six games during the regular season and then expect he’ll go up to 28 straight games at a higher compete level without rest in the playoffs.
NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey’s best young stars (21-25) | Sporting News
They are only doing five a day - so the next four D&C writers will also need to hook you up.
Seattle’s future hockey hub? Inside the big money, and community, of NHL practice facilities | The Seattle Times
Interesting. I've never been inside the Ford Ice Center, but hadn't got the idea it was this "ritzy".
In final year of contract, Kronwall could be entering final NHL season - and he’s not alone | TheHockeyNews
Matt Cullen sighting. Cully!
NHL, Canadiens participate in Montreal Pride Parade | NHL.com
Georges Laraque also won the drag contest the other day.