Good morning folks. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and are now settled back in at their homes, vacation houses, offices, etc.
Here are your quick hits to help get you through another day in the NHL’s off-season:
Puck Daddy: Looking at the chances that the NHL adds another team in Canada. Hopefully, Jim Basille will stay out of it!
RLD Hockey: Ryan Porth dreams up a scenario in which he would see all 30 NHL teams play. This has been done before so may be this dream will become a reality some day.
The Hockey Program: Chris Wassel provides us puckheads with a detailed look at NHL Free Agency.
Puck Update – The Hockey Blog: A look at why the New Jersey Devils don’t really need Illya Kovalchuk. Hmmmmm.
From the Rink: Mike Chen discusses Drew Doughty’s worth.
James Murphy: Good friend James Murphy will now be covering the Boston Bruins for ESPNBoston.com. He has covered hockey/the Bruins for numerous outlets including Inside Hockey, NHL.com, NESN.com and more.
The Strangest One of All: A look back at former NHL netminder Byron Dafoe.
Hockey or Die: Why Alex Tanguay is a worthwhile gamble for the Calgary Flames.
Rangers Tribune: Could the Blueshirts waive Wade Redden? I’m sure the Garden faithful is on their knees praying for this to happen.
About the Author: Patrick Hoffman has been a hockey blogger since 2004, having written for Stan Fischler, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, TheHockeyNews.com, HockeyBuzz.com, XM Home Ice Channel Hockey Blog, SNYRangersBlog.com, and MaxHockey.com, among many other hockey outlets/blogs. Feel free to drop him an e-mail at email@example.com