Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while waiting for the expansion draft fireworks to begin on Wednesday night.
*Good piece by Frank Seravalli detailing the side dealings between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Toronto Maple Leafs that might net Toronto a defenseman, including perhaps Colin Miller, when it’s all said and done.
*Compelling interview with Shane Doan on XM Sirius Home Ice about his break-up with the Arizona Coyotes, and how it all went down. It sure is pretty clear to just about anybody that the Coyotes could have done better with the face of their franchise for the last two decades.
*Speaking of side deals, it looks like Steve Yzerman managed to secure one with Vegas to protect a couple of his young D-men.
*On the other side of it, FOH (Friend of Haggs) Alex Prewitt details a behind-the-scenes look at Vegas heading into the expansion draft.
*What a shame that it appears a skin condition could force Marian Hossa into early retirement and will at least cause him to sit out next season.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri has the details of Jarome Iginla still planning to come back and play for somebody in the NHL next season.
*Good piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Rob Rossi on a gentleman and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury leaving Pittsburgh in full bloom.
*For something completely different: I sure hope this shakeup with the directors of the Han Solo origin movie doesn’t portend bad things for it. Then again, if Lawrence Kasdan thinks you’re going in the wrong direction with the Han Solo character, then you’re probably going in the wrong direction. The guy pretty much created him into what we all loved so much on-screen.