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Late Afternoon Delight

  • John Dellapina who covered the Rangers for the NY Daily News for over 15 years has moved on to become the Director of Media Relations for the NHL.  He did a great job at the Daily News and was always an interesting read.
  • There is not going to be a controversy surrounding whomever is selected as the Ducks’ next captain, writes Dan Wood.  That is what you get when you have the veteran leadership that Anaheim does.
  • Rod Brind’Amour, who recently had his knee scoped, may be able to play in a couple of his team’s pre-season games before the season begins.  Man is he in good shape.
  • R.J. Umberger the first line center on Columbus? Not so fast, explains Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
  • When it comes to Jay Bouwmeester’s contract situation, it is not about the money. He wants to see the Panthers heading in the right direction and you can’t blame him for that.
  • Marian Gaborik already pulled his quad and Paul Stastny already hurt his shoulder and they haven’t even played pre-season games yet…
  • Darcy Regier received a two-year contract extension from the Sabres. Sure he was criticized for letting Chris Drury and Daniel Briere get away in free agency, but Regier has done a terrific job building a team throughout the years and deserves the extension.