Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wishing that Tim Thomas was still with the Bruins so I could ask him about a protective wall along the US/Canada border.
*Reilly Smith is excited to join the Florida Panthers, and says that nobody wanted to play them at the end of the last season. It’s pretty clear the Bruins didn’t want to play them anyway.
*Former Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie says that the neighbors that lived around Tyler Seguin in Toronto aren’t too happy this summer. That should come as a big shock to the people that used to live around him in Charlestown.
*PHT writer Ryan Dadoun has Milan Lucic joking about running through Tuukka Rask “like I did to another goalie” during a candid interview with Vancouver radio. I guess he still thinks knocking over Ryan Miller was pretty funny.
*Jim Matheson says the road to the NHL is often bumpy for any number of young hockey players coming up through the ranks.
*Marcel Goc has signed a five-year deal to presumably end his pro hockey career playing in Germany.
*Here are five reasons to get excited for the Calgary Flames in September and I’m willing to bet that Dougie Hamilton is one of them.
*For something completely different: the whole saga with El Presidente video-bombing ESPN talent at the Brady hearing was bordering on epic.