Ah, finally home from a 3 week holiday that spanned Kamloops with family, then camping at Herald Park near Salmon Arm, then visiting family in Enderby, Hope and Abbotsford, and spending quality time in Tofino (stayed at the Crab Inn=sweet) and Parksville at a bed and breakfast (called simply, Our Place). Great times. I recommend all those places for accomodations. I think I put 4000 km's on the car. Well worth it. Advice: don't swim in the Pacific in Tofino without a wet suit. The surfers thought I was nuts. But I'll try anything. Too cold though. Feeling a little hypothermia coming on.C
It's a slow day in the NHL but I'll try to give you all something to read / discuss regardless.
- Manny Malhotra and Dan Hamhuis react to the NHL and NHLPA agreement over the circumvention issue. You'll find Hammer's thoughts rather insightful: "Maybe they're just trying to feel us out to see with the new structure with the PA, how it works." I think it's a lot more than that. Management doesn't take too kindly to "rule-bending" or loophole-finding" no matter what company you work for.
- Kovalchuk's deal passing the trial means the Devils are $3 million-plus over the salary cap and rumored names being shipped out are Jamie Langenbrunner, Travis Zajac and Bryce Salvador. You know Lamoriello has some tricks up his sleeve (see Mogilny and Malakhov).