August 11 Open Ice

Fun moments from the 2010 playoffs: Rypien feeding Richard Clune his soul. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

I wonder if the sun will ever come out in the San Francisco Bay Area again. Nice to know the rest of the planet gets to see that big, shiny sky orb...oh well.

Away we go.

  • Break out the knives! Now the (always upstanding) agents are pushing back against Bloch's decision: "Any and all speculation that the league is going to claw back these other contracts ... would be in complete violation of the collective bargaining agreement and it would be a complete infringement of the players’ rights under the CBA...Any attempt to do so would be absolutely predatory behaviour by the league, would be in bad faith and not in the spirit of the CBA."
  • You likely saw this yesterday, but if Gary did get his knickers in a bunch, would voiding Luongo's deal be a blessing in disguise?
  • Which leads us back to the topic at hand: where's your faith in Luongo?
  • Mikael Samuelsson plays golf and he claims Dank, Daniel Alfredsson & Mats Sundin are all quite good (note: their respective early springs year to year probably helped).
  • Remember this cool video? They tracked down the CDC creator. Crazy kids.

Random query for the day: who's the best and worst official (ignoring Auger) in the league and why. Go here for inspirational stat sleuthing.

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