Good morning! How's everyone doing on this fine Wednesday morning? There isn't usually much hockey news happening this late into the summer but yesterday was a surprisingly busy day.
From the Front Page
The mental game inside concussions and the NHL | Pension Plan Puppets
In case you missed it, read this excellent piece by Scott about head injuries in hockey.
Toronto Maple Leafs sign Mitch Marner to ELC | Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs' first pick is now signed.
Sean Couturier signed to 6-year, $26 million contract extension with Flyers | Broad Street Hockey
A very, very good contract for the Flyers. Now we just have to find another Luke Schenn so we can trade for him.
What Hot Seat? | PensBurgh
Despres trade aside, Rutherford has been doing a pretty good job in Pittsburgh.
Penguins Performing a Rebuild-on-the Fly | PensBurgh
Such a good job, in fact, that PensBurgh has not one but two articles about him.
If the World Juniors land in Tampa, get ready for coverage from PPP Foreign Correspondent Achariya.
How Much is Mike Hoffman Worth? | Silver Seven
So what's the over/under on how much Canadian Tire money Hoffman gets in arbitration?
Silver Nuggets: The 2015-16 Powerplay | Silver Seven
Boston Blades announce Brian McCloskey as new head coach | Stanley Cup of Chowder
This is an...interesting hire. In case you're unfamiliar, McCloskey was fired as head coach of UNH's women's hockey program after he grabbed a player's jersey, pulled her head down to the bench, put his knee to her hip, and grabbed her cage, according to a local news station (autoplay warning).
An Overview of the Devils Prospects Part 1: The Forwards | In Lou We Trust
The cupboards are a bit bare for the Devils.
The Next Steps | The Cannon
Bonino and Clendening Traded for Brandon Sutter | Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver and Boston are both self destructing nicely...
Jeff Gorton Makes An Outstanding First Impression | Blueshirt Banter
Getting To Know General Advanced Stats | Winging It In Motown
Finally, if you're new to hockey analytics, here's a primer on some of the most commonly used advances stats.