What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Canes defenseman Aaron Ward will be wearing a fancy new helmet when training camp opens this fall. Is Ward simply preparing for a future kerfuffle with arch-nemesis and new teammate Scott Walker?
- The Dallas Stars have released a comprehensive training camp schedule. Let the player stalking begin!
- You can apparently follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir on Twitter as he waits for Alexander Ovechkin to get off a Zamboni in New York City. I’ll get right on that.
- While the writers at Off the Posts pontificate about whether or not Sens forward Dany Heatley will actually show up to training camp this weekend, writer James Gordon quotes St.Louis Blues president John Davidson in the Sporting News about the “Heatley non-sweepstakes”.