We only have to get through 66 more days until the Minnesota Wild face off against the Colorado Avalanche in their season opener. Luckily, training camp starts before then and the Traverse City Prospect Tournament starts even before that.
Off the Trail
“The problem with hiring franchise darlings for upper management positions is that, inevitably, they’re going to pack up their desk.”
“Now that the majority of the offseason has passed and the 2018-19 season is nearing, it’s time to look at each team’s goals for the season and how they can achieve them.”
The Habs aren’t going to be good next year.
All Around the Nation
“On this week’s episode of Top Shelf, Hannah and Michelle talk about Jayna Hefford, the NWHL’s leaked schedule, and break out our brackets for the best women’s hockey game of the 2017-18 season.”
“Emmanuel Perry just released a new version of NHL equivalency scoring rates that can tell us a bit about where the Sharks’ prospect pool stands.”
“What blue line pairings will work best in Dallas with the veteran presence of Stephen Johns and the young guns known as Honka and Heiskanen ready to make a mark?”
Colorado is one of just six rookie teams to meet in Sin City this September.
“Let’s have some fun with NHLe models.”
“In the eternal search for scoring depth, the Devils have a number of directions they can go with their lineup.”
“The division that boasts the last three Cup champions might be even deeper next season.”
“Taking a step back was the best thing to happen for the forward.”