Morning Buzz: I Didn't Say It Was Your Fault, I Said I Was Blaming You

When fourth liners score, first liners buy dinner. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

As the world waits for Weber (and Doan and Nash and Semin and Luongo) here's some other other pointers to distract you. My apologies beforehand that Monday's suck so much.

Canucks News

  • Dale Weise is one of three players left who are barreling towards arbitration, scheduled for this Friday. The same assumption is he signs before then. To celebrate Weise week, here he is embarrassing half of Ottawa. [YouTube]
  • Gauging Vancouver's re-tooled blueline. [THW]
  • A work stoppage would give plenty of coverage to the upcoming Bertzzi/Moore lawsuit. [24hrs]
  • It must be July since this counts as Vancouver news: new rental towers by Rogers - complete with an ice rink to be shared with the team - has been approved. [News1130]
  • What's that? You'd like some mid-summer power rankings? You're in luck son. [CBS]

Everyone Else

  • Versteeg re-ups with Florida. Le sigh. []
  • A stroll down offer sheet memory lane. [Sportsnet]
  • Who is the most influential person in the post-lockout eta? Spoiler: you'll never guess who. [Peerless Prognosticator]
  • Visnovsky is not terribly interested in Long Island housing prices. [Twitter, via Kukla]
  • Mirtle's take on the ongoing CBA troubles: "In a lot of ways, this CBA negotiation is still tied directly to the NHL’s path down the overexpansion road in the 1990s, one it hasn’t fully recovered from. Yes, revenues are way, way up, but they are up in large part due to its biggest hockey markets (including Canadian teams)....Those that have struggled in the past for the most part continue to do so." [G&M]
  • Five reasons the Preds must match the Flyers deal for Weber. [USA Today]
  • Jessica Redfield will have an on-ice memorial this weekend. [MHH]
  • If you care, Shane Doan went to Manhattan to see Mamma Mia. Or something with the Rangers. [SI]
  • You're getting a ten year contract! And you're getting a ten year contract! And YOU'RE getting a... [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Someone push this stats piece in front of Tallon or Burke please. HINT HINT. [BSH]
  • Hooray! A player trashes someone else other than Vancouver! Doesn't negate the fact he's still an idiot, but we'll celebrate the moment anyway. [PD]
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