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!