By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
BOSTON -- Its the first day of training camp with physicals and fitness testing set for the Bruins at TD Garden. Some of us reporter types are wondering if there will be more definitive word on Marc Savard failing some kind of physical officially, but more on that later.
For now, just enjoy the morning skate links:
NHLPA boss Donald Fehr isnt hoping for an alley fight over the next CBA with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, but it sounds like hell be prepared just in case there is one. The current CBA expires 365 days from yesterday, and it bears watching as another work stoppage could kill the league.
The Vancouver bloggers are trying to say that the Stanley Cup Finals made Brad Marchand and opened the door for his 5 million deal. Id say that the 20 goals and 19 points in 25 playoff games had a lot more to do with it, but thats just me.
It may be time for Jordan Staal to take leadership of the Pittsburgh Penguins until Sidney Crosby can make it back, and that makes a lot of sense to this writer.
The Buffalo Sabres are spending a ton of money under new ownership and that should make for interesting Northeast Division battles this year. Scott Burnside examines the Tyler Myers contract extension.
There were plenty of Canadian markets and non-Canadian markets for that matter dreaming of Steve Stamkos landing in their town via an offer sheet. It didnt happen and thats prompted the Tampa Bay media to pound their chest a little bit.
A great review by the boys at Barstool Sports on A Football Life, the Hard Knocks-style documentary running about Bill Belichick. Watched it and was fascinated by the entire thing from beginning to end.