Nightly Hockey Hits: Sale of Florida Panthers reportedly dead, Bettman to take the stand and Are 3 French-speaking, Quebec-born players enough in Monty?
Some news and notes from across the blogs:
- The Litter Box: Sale of Florida Panthers reportedly dead; all that’s left is the “why”. Perhaps Balsillie will start to sniff around?
- Capitals Kremlin: Is Ovie due for a cover curse? I doubt it.
- Sens Chirp: The Dany Heatley rollercoaster continues. I’m getting sick of all the twists and turns and I for one am ready for this ride to be over.
- Maple Leafs Hot Stove: Quick Kessel update. Seems like a done deal for the Leafs.
- Lions in Winter: Are 3 French-speaking, Quebec-born players enough in Monty? Very good article about the difficulty of appeasing everyone in Quebec.
- The PengBlog: Storylines heading into camp Bylsma. I cannot understand how people are suggesting the Pens are going to fall off this season. They still have too much talent.
- Working the Corners: The futility of chasing Marleau-Heatley rumors — plus an economic update from HP Pavilion. Looks like the media in San Jose won’t be happy as they lose choice seating.
- Cult of Hockey: Where the downtown arena will be built if all goes to Katz’s plan. Staples has put a lot of work into this.
- Oilersnation: What a summer it has been in Edmonton. Was supposed to be a lazy, slow summer but it has been anything but that.
- Flamesnation: Is it “Go Theo” or “Go away Fleury”. He has been cleared to play by the NHL but will any teams bite?
- Detroit Red Wings: This farmer is a super fan. Now that looks pretty, pretty, pretty cool.
- T.O. Sports: Ritter rants about Fleury, Phoenix, Kessel, a possible Heatley trade, Mike Comrie and Balsillie. That’s a lot of ranting.
- The Hockey News: Whole story must come out before NHLPA is judged on Kelly firing. Does this bode poorly for an NHL/NHLPA love fest in 2011?
- Slapshot: Bettman to take the stand. The drama continues in Phoenix today and Judge Baum is the ringmaster of the circus.
- Hockey Analysis: Balsillie’s quest for the Coyotes. Looks like the Panthers are available…..