Joe Haggerty has his links from around the NHL world for your reading pleasure:
*The Saddledome in Calgary will be ready to start the season for the Flames after last year’s flood damage, and the work is being done one cushion at a time.
*Houston Texans defensive lineman/beast J.J. Watt is a huge hockey fan, and says that Zdeno Chara is his favorite player. Would expect nothing less from one of the biggest, baddest dudes in the NFL.
*A good piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Scott Burnside on Hal Gill attempting to win a job at Flyers training camp.
*The Pro Hockey Talk boys have Rich Peverley being held out of Dallas Stars training camp after a “blip” on his EKG reading.
*Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon has sent out camp offers to Tim Thomas and other veteran goalies in an attempt to shore up the position.
*For something completely different: Keith Olbermann destroys Bobby Valentine for his ridiculous 9/11 statements of the last couple of days.