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Daily Dasherboard August 1, 2013


Welcome to August, everyone!

Ah, yes: August.  The most deadly month in the life of a hockey fan.   If I had the ability to manipulate the space-time continuum, I would fast forward

through the month in order to get straight into September, which is when the pre-season begins.

Wait -I’m a teacher on summer vacation!  Sorry, Buffalo Sabres fans: no screwing with the space-time continuum this month!  I’m still recharging the batteries!

On to the links!

I love all of the talk about a Stanley Cup hangover (and just the idea in any sport of being “hungover” after winning a championship).  What a nice way to put a negative spin on WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP!  We all do it, however, so here: take a look at what the Chicago Blackhawks must do to avoid the “year-after” effect. [Sports Illustrated]

Here’s a fun list (and the type of thing you’ll see all throughout August): a look at the top 10 most disappointing teams in NHL history!  Yes! [Bleacher Report]

Yesterday I posted a poll about the NHL’s plans to expand into the Seattle market.  Not so fast, says one writer! [Bleacher Report]

What does the offseason mean for players like Cody Hodgson?   Take a glimpse!  [Hockey Buzz]

Finally, see why Buffalo Sabres prospect Justin Bailey should be excited about his upcoming season in the OHL. [Hockey Buzz]

Make your first day of August a good one, readers!

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