Here is the some end of day news from around the Hockey World:
- Elliotte Friedman’s weekly 30 thoughts. There are many good notes in there–my favorite was the Miikka Kiprusoff story.
- Scott Morrison tells us that not everyone at the Board of Governors meeting thinks that Phoenix is a suitable hockey market. I still don’t understand how Ice Edge Holdings plans to take on that lease. I must be missing something.
- Stars first round pick Scott Glennie has suffered a concussion at Canada’s training camp and won’t be playing for the World Junior team in Saskatchewan. Glennie is a talent but his play wasn’t at top level prior to the injury.
- Don Cherry has the full support of Hockey Night in Canada after this recent bizarre incident. I don’t get why Cherry is being raked over the coals since the comments over the weekend. Cherry may like hard-hitting hockey and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, he is always a proponent of getting rid of this ridiculous equipment the players use and, to me, that’s why we see so many concussions in the first place.
- Sports Illustrated’s Michael Farber wants the NHL to get rid of the rule that gives a team a point for losing. Totally agree. I still miss ties–as odd as that sounds.