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.

Other News

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.

What role might Channelside plans play in Tampa Bay's World Junior Championships bid? | Raw Charge

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.