Just because it’s August doesn’t mean there is nothing going on in the NHL.
Nashville is in rebuilding mode, and has been busy this off-season. On August 9th Predators Play-by-play man Tom Callahan went back in time. http://predators.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=19537
It’s been a fun and interesting trip to be sure, but I’ll never forget coming to Nashville for my interview and seeing the arena for the first time. It was one of those moment when the excitement and anticipation grew to fever pitch, thinking that if everything went the right way this could be home soon.
Edmonton has been the center of a lot of NHL writers articles this week. Not surprising at all it was just the 25th anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky trade. http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=679911&cmpid=headlines
Glen Sather, who at the time was the Oilers’ wily president and general manager, privately warned Pocklington not to do the deal. If you trade the best player in the league, Sather told his best friend, “you go from being a hero in Canada to a schmuck” — overnight. The words proved prophetic.
The Wild spent money hand over fist last year, and all there was to show for it was a lockout. I like the Wild’s team , but their owner and front office are/were a big reason the NHL locked out. NHL.com focused on the wild in their latest production of 30 teams , 30 days. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=679935&navid=nhl:topheads
The Minnesota Wild qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season for the first time since 2008, but their return lasted five games, quickly ousted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. With much of the roster returning this season, the Wild will aim to build off what they accomplished in 2012-13.
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