Zdeno Chara wears a shirt in remembrance of Pavol Demitra who died in a planecrash in September 2011. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
So it seems that our large and in charge captain has been keeping himself busy in the slow offseason. Aside from making a musical appearance at the Slovakian Hockey Awards, jamming on guitar, he's also going to play in an exhibition game dedicated to the fallen Lokomotiv team.
Our captain is an awesome guy.
Aside from that, a few former Avs signed in the Southeast Division yesterday. Wojtek Wolski signed with the Capitals, who appear to have a pretty good post-Semin plan falling into place, and Florida has taken a chance on Peter Mueller. Both are pretty low-risk, high-reward signings.
After the jump, Mikael Samuelsson weighs in on the 2011 finals (we're still going on about this?), an old article from Harpers magazine, and some other bits of summery news:
- From the morning skate, in case you missed it: Zdeno Chara is a slovakian Guitar Hero. [Puck Daddy]
- The Bruins are raffling off a chance to play golf with Shawn Thornton. [NEHJ]
- Details about the Lokomotiv remembrance exhibition game. [NESN]
- "Burrows shouldn't have bitten Bergeron." O rly, Mikael Samuelsson? [PHT]
- Here's a great interview of Patrick Burke by Steve Dangle, on a variety of topics. [Leafs Nation]
- The Panthers signed Peter Mueller. Details: [Sun-Sentinel]
- The Capitals have Wolski on a one-year, $1.75M deal. That's not too bad. [Post]
- Here's an article from 1998 that resurfaced in the last few days: a story of junior-B life in Flin Flon, Manitoba. It's really interesting if you've got a while to read. [Harpers]
- Here's the arbitration schedule for those RFA's choosing to take that route. [PHT]
- Mark Mangene, Bruins fan, turned down an opportunity from the B's to become a Flyers prospect. [Courier-Post]