*The Vancouver Canucks have had a busy summer already, and announced some good news with the future retirement of Pavel Bure’s number to the rafters.
*Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick makes good on a wager made with Illinois concerning the Stanley Cup Final.
*Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says that the new personnel with the Oil will more greatly suit their style of play.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Tracey Myers says that Brandon Saad and Nick Leddy will get their shot to make the Team USA Olympic roster.
*Jimmy Howard handicaps the goaltending competition for Team USA’s Olympic squad that does not include Great American Hero, Tim Thomas.
*Marc Andre-Fleury didn’t make the cut for Team Canada’s Olympic Orientation Camp, and the media in Pittsburgh is wondering how their fragile goaltender is going to handle it all.
*Justin Bourne opines on NHL travel, rest and the 2013-14 schedule that will be more difficult on most teams not named Winnipeg and Detroit.
*For something completely different: this professional hit on Alex Rodriguez pretty much gets the job done.