Saturday's Dump & Chase: Howdy, Neighbor
Yesterday was Tampa Bay Lightning day on NHL.com. Let's give a little bit of love to our non-traditional market neighbor in Florida.
Links from Around the World of Hockey
Inside look at Tampa Bay Lightning | NHL.com
The Lightning have drafted so well in the past few years they should be a good team for years to come. Heck, they're going to be able to trade Ben Bishop before the expansion draft and get even deeper while retaining one of the best young goalies in the league.
Top prospects for Tampa Bay Lightning | NHL.com
Undersized but highly skilled Brayden Point will be an interesting prospect to watch.
Tampa Bay Lightning fantasy outlook | NHL.com
Jonathan Drouin has to be the biggest sleeper pick of the draft.
Reasons for optimism, questions facing Lightning | NHL.com
There's not a lot to dislike about the Lightning. In fact, the "questions" NHL.com provides are almost trivial and rightly so.
Flames sign Sean Monahan to seven-year contract extension | CalgaryFlames.com
Sean Monahan continues to show he was one of the best to come out of the 2013 NHL Draft. He and Forsberg should be earning Selke votes for years to come.
NHL -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Carl Hagelin takes the Stanley Cup to where it all began in Sweden
"I wanted to take the Cup here as a reminder of the fact that as long as you work hard, you can reach your dreams," Carl Hagelin told ESPN. "It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from."
Unsigned hype: 10 key restricted free agents still need a deal | Sportsnet.ca
Those are some big names without contracts.
George McPhee returns from Europe armed with knowledge of young hockey players | Las Vegas Review-Journal
I don't know why but I have the feeling Emil Pettersson will sign with Las Vegas. Apparently the Predators haven't shown too much interest in him.
Bobby Orr Says NHL Should Bring Back Two-Line Offside Pass Rule | The Hockey Writers
I'd definitely like to see a little bit more east-west and creativity in today's game and this would help.
Logan Brown Faces Tough Path To Immediate NHL Playing Time | Today's Slapshot
I really don't think Brown ends up in the NHL this season. There is nothing wrong with sending him back to the OHL for another season.
How Nathan Gerbe made the NHL - all 5’4 of him | Blueshirt Banter
The fact Gerbe is in the NHL is a shear testament to his amazing abilities and drive.
NHL to use player-tracking technology for World Cup of Hockey | Yahoo
I can't wait until we have puck-tracking technology in the NHL. I'm so tired of these controversial calls.
NHL players Jason Zucker, Deryk Engelland give back to Las Vegas hockey community | Las Vegas Review-Journal
It's always nice to see hockey players give back to their communities.
NHL 17 Ratings – Top 10 Defenseman | EA Sports
Three of the top 10 players were a part of the Predators organization at one time or another. Pretty impressive.