Rookie Camp begins Thursday! Hockey in Nashville is getting closer and closer. Also, my Sunday was made a little better with this Instagram addition:
It’s obvious that young Fiala is ready to get this season started. Here’s your collection of links and stories for your holiday Monday:
Around the League
NHL suspends Schmidt for first 20 regular-season games
So Nate Schmidt gets suspended for a microscopic amount of a banned substance with no prior positive tests but nothing yet on Austin Watson? Okay, NHL.
Former Habs defender Alexei Emelin joins Avangard Omsk in the KHL | Montreal Gazette
UFA and former Preds defenseman Alexei Emelin has signed with Avangard of the KHL.
Maple Leafs’ William Nylander leads the list of unsigned Restricted Free Agents - Pension Plan Puppets
I still do not understand why William Nylander remains unsigned.
NHL team-by-team over/under point projections for 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews
We all know Winnipeg and Nashville will run the West, but I'm not so sure San Jose and Anaheim will do better in the standings than St. Louis. The Pacific seems to be weakening, but I'm probably going to be wrong.
Tortorella won't let Panarin, Bobrovsky contracts distract team - Sportsnet.ca
Too late. These contracts are already distracting for literally everyone.
Capitals ink Shumakov to one-year deal - TSN.ca
This should be a great audition for a KHLer wanting to make a name for himself in the NHL this season.
Catching up with the Lamoureuxs: Olympic heroes talk motherhood, 'One League,' fight for gender equity | NHL | Sporting News
I love reading the stories of Olympians who come home champions and continue to advocate for their sport and gender equality in hockey.
Vilardi could miss start of Kings training camp with back injury
This 19 year old with a chronic back condition needs to heal so he has a chance at having a long NHL career.
#NHLTopPlayers: Top 10 in Atlantic Division
The Atlantic boasts some incredible talent. I'm more than positive the Eastern Conference champion will be from the Atlantic this season.
Kempe turns on spin cycle with ridiculous new shootout move
This shootout move made me dizzy. It’d be even cooler to see it in a game!!
Infographic: Top 100 NHLers by team, country, position, age - Sportsnet.ca
These infographics for Sportsnet's Top 100 NHLers are pretty neat. Especially awesome was the fact that only three teams had six players in the Top 100: Nashville, Boston, and Winnipeg.
Why Martin Brodeur is pivoting from hockey to business for NJ Devils
Brodeur will be a GM at some point...bet on it.