While many hockey writers take the summer off, there are plenty of hockey blogs all around SB Nation that all continue to write throughout the offseason. So today, only articles from SBN’s hockey blogs will be featured, and it isn’t only because there wasn’t much else anyways.
All Around the Nation
The San Jose Sharks are out of an ECHL affiliate, but the Minnesota Wild have a brand new one!
Ideally, the Wild trade neither Niederreiter nor Zucker for prospects and picks that won’t help them win now. However, if contract talks go south with Zucker or if arbitration ruins the relationship between him and the team, Cody Glass or Nick Suzuki would be a pretty good conversation starter.
“The Canadian Olympian talks about the Olympics, the CWHL, coaching.”
“Entering his fourth season as a pro scout with Djurgärden IF, Patrick Hansen explains his role, the SHL, and Sabres prospect Marcus Davidsson.”
“Is this the beginning of the end?”
“If you could change a Lightning first round pick, what would it be?”
“The T25 has spanned all of Josh Leivo’s career as a Leaf and also an assortment of GM’s tenures.”
“Will Adidas give the people what they want?”
Our NY Rangers sister site takes a detailed look at their most recent 1st round pick.
“Stars fans want optimism now that the Erik Karlsson rumors have died down. But maybe Dallas’ blue line will be enough to help their biggest problem from last season — secondary scoring.”
“Be warned, this is a rant.”
“The Kings received an injection of youthful vigor under the new regime. Was their faith in these three rookies rewarded?”
“In sports, there are always players who have more to prove than others for various reasons. The New Jersey Devils are no different.”