Is it October yet? Sadly this is just the beginning of a long offseason; where weeknights and weekends will not be filled with hockey watching. While there is no actual hockey action to talk about we can at least look forward to the next 48 hours of compliance buyouts. See who’s getting the big check to stop coming.
When remembering the Stanley Cup champions you always remember the star players, but a team couldn’t win the cup without an unsung hero doing their job. Take a look at the 5 biggest unsung heroes’ from this past postseason. [Puck Daddy]
Why a buyout is a catch 22 scenarios for a lot of NHL GM’s; ask your owner for a big check to fix your mistake only to see that mistake succeed somewhere else. That’s a recipe for disaster! [CBC]
What are the biggest obstacles ahead as the Chicago Blackhawks look to repeat? [Bleacher Report]
Andrew Ference’s days with the Boston Bruins are over. [CSNNE]
The offseason for most NHL players is a grueling time. There’s a slight break from when your season ends but usually 2 weeks later their back in the gym getting ready for next season. The workouts are brutal and taxing but Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen has asked the Blue Jacket players for copies of their workouts so he can do them. [Columbus Dispatch]
The Stanley Cup may have just been handed out but the odds for next season are already out. The Buffalo Sabres sit at 35-1 while the Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorites at 6-1. Lets just hope the Penguins don’t have to face the Bruins again. [Bleacher Report]
A draft preview for the Sabres ahead of Saturday’s draft [Hockey's Future]