The dog days of summer are upon us and most hockey fans are filling their days hunting Pokemon until players report to training camp in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at what went on in the hockey world this last week of July 2016.
Here at The Bloggers’ Tribune, Cat Silverman took the time to give us a thoughtful and well-reasoned outlook on Evander Kane and his legal/personal problems. She explains why everyone has the right to prove they can change – but he is not owed anything from a hockey perspective.
The state of hockey analytics, and their place in the modern game. A collection of writers from every corner of hockey Twitter discussing the evaluation of analytics. Put together for NHLnumbers by Adam Laskaris.
Newfoundland’s smartest export Ryan Fancey takes a look at what Maple Leafs fans should expect from their new goaltenders this season.
This is a very thorough and insightful look at every player invited to the evaluation camp for Team USA’s World Junior team from American superfan Jake Baskin.
Over at Pension Plan Puppets, Katya Knappe takes a look at some rule changes and how they will impact how the AHL game is played.
He often doesn’t get the respect he deserves because so many opposing fans hate him – but Brad Marchand will be asking for a lot of money next summer and he’s worth every penny.
There were some very weird contracts handed out this week
The Red Wings add to their list of bad contracts by signing Danny Dekeyser to a 6 year – $30 million contract.
Restricted Free Agent Calle Jarnkrok apparently wants nothing more than financial stability as he signs an inexplicably long contract with an AAV of $2m.
Things are always fun when Down Goes Brown is around
Two of hockey’s best getting a few pointers from Toronto’s favourite adopted son #HDMH
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) July 28, 2016
Tyler & Andrew & Marcus & Connor & Nav; that’s a lot of #elite in one place.
— Nav Bhatia Superfan (@superfan_nav) July 28, 2016
The Leafs and Coyotes take care of some RFA business
The Bloggers’ Tribune Prospect Depth Charts:
Columbus Blue Jackets from Jeremy Crowe
Vancouver Canucks from JD Burke
New York Rangers from Tom Hunter