The Habs are hoping the signing of Georges Laraque will keep Mike Komisarek out of the penalty box. Komisarek needs to pick his spots a little more ala Iginla in Calgary.
Mark Spector on the effect Daryl Katz has had as Oilers owner. Katz taking over the Oilers ownership was a good thing for Oilers fans as he seems to have a plan and knows what he is doing.
Darren Eliot interviews Ilya Kovalchuk for SI. Kovalchuk would be a media darling if he played in Toronto, New York or Chicago.
Some free agents on tryout agreements from Lyle “Spector” Richardson. Many of these players will sign with these teams prior to the season.
Alex Tanguay is looking forward to a new beginning with Les Habitants. Tanguay just wasn’t fitting in in Calgary so I expect a better season for him in Montreal this season.
If the Flames are going to be better than last year, they will need some more secondary scoring, writes Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail. The Flames made a lot of changes this off-season, whether the results are any different, well, we will see won’t we?
Could Mathieu Schneider be a good fit for the Blues? If the Blues want to take on that salary, I don’t see this as a bad fit.
Apparently the Wild has offered Marian Gaborik a seven-year deal. The Wild is trying its best to get Gaborik under contract, so if Gabby doesn’t re-sign, it sure won’t be because of a lack of effort from Wild management.
Travis Zajac is looking for a bounce-back year in New Jersey. Zajac is big and talented and should rebound from his sophomore slump.