The summer is the longest season of all for hockey fans. Longer still, for Leafs fans. The good news (for now) is that things are starting to heat up in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft and inevitable free agent frenzy. Already, there have been re-signings, new coaches, HHOF and inductees announced. I guess what I'm getting at here is that there is no shortage of hockey stuff to talk about today, so get chatty.
Hasek, Forsberg, Blake, Modano, McCreary, and yes, belatedly, Pat Burns to be inducted. Story from CBC.
Line Burns was very grateful of the honour. Story from PD.
More great stuff from Elliotte Friedman, in case you missed it. Also from CBC (of course).
Dave Morrison doesn't always inspire confidence. From Siegel at TSN.
June 23rd is a good day to call the Flyers. Reaction from BSH.
It kind of sounds like Hextall manages a team like he used to tend goal: like a crazy person. From Puck Daddy.
3 years and $5.75M. This one also from CBC.
if you read the 30 Thoughts article, you'll notice that Pittsburgh wanted to hire this guy, too. Last one from CBC, I promise.
Hm. Story from Trib Live. Stick tap to PPP user the_humourisironic for the link.
Unfortunately, he can still play. Story and reaction from Winging It In Motown.
Dang, they even have a good backup goalie. From STOC.
$2.5M per season? That's a good price, even if it is only a bridge contract. From BSH.